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Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success

When he wasn’t studying for the high school diploma he’ll get next Friday, 17-year-old Alvaro Soria of Toppenish was helping build a home for Habitat for Humanity. The work is part of the YouthBuild program, which provides job training in construction for Lower Yakima Valley youths ages 16 to 24. For Soria, it’s one step toward his career goal: becoming an electrician after attending Perry Technical Institute.

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Posted On: 9/14/2017 3:12 PM

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Training and Technical Assistance Opportunity to Address Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice

Join us to help address the intersections of youth homelessness and juvenile justice.  Apply today for a unique training and technical assistance opportunity to address the intersections of youth justice and youth homelessness. Your community has the chance to be a national leader in addressing the issue of youth homelessness and juvenile justice, a critical issue for our young people.

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Posted On: 2/1/2021 9:31 AM

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COVID-19 Student Corps Launch

As we move toward reopening our schools in the fall, we need all hands on deck to ensure students 12 years old and older across the country are vaccinated before they go back to school in the fall. Our best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is for every American to get a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as it’s available to them.

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Posted On: 6/30/2021 11:34 AM

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Workforce Resources’ YouthBuild Program Wins Prominent Economic Development Award

Workforce Resources, Inc. today was presented with their 2020 Community and Economic Development Award (CEDA) for the Chippewa County YouthBuild program. Workforce Resources won the CEDA award in the Talent Development category, which recognizes initiatives or programs that drive workforce development efforts to strengthen Wisconsin’s labor force.

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Posted On: 10/28/2020 9:01 AM

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YouthBuild Program on NPR!

The Disconnect: America's Youth Crisis, Part 3 - Program Aims to Empower Disconnected Youth in Rural Communities

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Posted On: 8/24/2017 1:20 PM

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Sign Up for the WorkforceGPS Member Directory!

It takes just a minute, and will give you the opportunity to network with your peers, reconnect with someone you met at a conference, or ask questions of an expert.

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Posted On: 8/16/2017 11:11 AM

DOL Announces $42 Million in Youth Apprenticeship Readiness Grant Awards

On July 1st, DOL/ETA announced the award of $42,296,247 in Youth Apprenticeship Readiness grants to 14 organizations to increase participation by youth, ages 16 to 24, in new or existing Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs).

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Posted On: 8/13/2020 12:59 PM

YouthBuild USA CEO: Prison experience helps me lead my company through uncertainty of COVID-19

USA Today, June 23, 2020, Opinion Traditional advice for CEOs no longer works.  Business leaders need to look at the long game and prepare for action years down the road, just as I did while incarcerated.

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Posted On: 6/24/2020 12:59 PM

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DOL YouthBuild TA and MIS Newsletter!

In case you missed it, we are excited to share that we have combined our TA and Resources Newsletter with our MIS Newsletter into a new format, in order to streamline information and ensure more staff at YouthBuild programs have access to valuable updates and resources.    

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Posted On: 3/27/2020 2:32 PM

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Recognizing Native American Heritage Month

From R. Alexander Acosta, United States Secretary of Labor

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Posted On: 11/8/2017 1:31 PM

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New WorkforceGPS Collection: Performance Reporting

WorkforceGPS is proud to announce the release of its latest collection, Performance Reporting . This is a centralized collection of information for Performance Reporting-related policies and resources for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) employment and training programs.

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Posted On: 11/14/2017 10:17 AM

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Highlight Your YouthBuild Program During National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Another great time to showcase the great work of our YouthBuild programs. 

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Posted On: 11/14/2017 8:51 AM

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Youth Cohort Challenge: Short Applications Due December 15, 2017

Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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Posted On: 11/27/2017 12:16 PM

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Upcoming Webinar- Sustainability: Partnership Development and Diversification of Funds

Register Now U.S. Department of Labor YouthBuild is one source of funding for YouthBuild, but should not be considered the sole or primary source of funding.  Strong programs diversify funding and build strong partnerships on the local, regional, state, and federal level to bolster the stability that DOL YouthBuild funding provides.  

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Posted On: 7/23/2018 8:57 AM

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Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialog

The Empowering Teens in Their Workplaces Online Dialogue is designed to bring teens, parents, caring adults, and employers together in a conversation around promoting positive and safe work experiences for teens. Share your ideas on the best ways to engage and educate current and prospective teen workers about workplace rights, workplace hazards and exposure controls, and other related concerns for teens, including through social media.

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Posted On: 4/21/2021 12:55 PM

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Scholarships are Available!


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Posted On: 5/8/2018 11:52 AM

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National Apprenticeship Week 2018!

This November 12 – 18, 2018 we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week and we want this year’s celebration to be bigger and touch even more communities.

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Posted On: 10/12/2018 11:29 AM

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Four-year college not for you? There are many pathways to career success

While college remains a goal for many, advocates are pushing other options that provide youth, such as Soria, experience and credentials for high-demand jobs.They include everything from short-term certificate programs to structured apprenticeships from institutions, such as the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Yakima Valley Community College and Perry Technical Institute

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Posted On: 6/5/2017 3:17 PM

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Newly Updated: Construction Training at a YouthBuild Program

The revision of the Construction Handbook was done to ensure that DOL YouthBuild Grantees have the most relevant and up-to-date information in hand for sustaining a well-managed and compliant work site. 

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Posted On: 11/1/2017 7:01 AM

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National Apprenticeship Week 2017!

Mark your calendars for November 13 - 19, 2017 as we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).  

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Posted On: 10/19/2017 1:44 PM

WorkforceGPS Is Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level; Chat (Beta Version) Now Available!

The DOL YouthBuild Community of Practice knows you've been in love with WorkforceGPS for a while now, and things are getting pretty serious.  That's why we're excited to help you take things to the next level and introduce you to Chat.

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Posted On: 10/27/2017 8:05 AM

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Gen 2 Gen Summer + DOL

The #Gen2GenSummer Challenge is part of’s Generation to Generation campaign, a national effort to inspire adults over 50 to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth.

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Posted On: 5/2/2017 3:33 PM

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Local YouthBuild leaders take on national roles

Two students from Randolph County Housing Authority (YouthBuild North Central in Elkins) have been elected to the program's National Young Leaders Council.

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Posted On: 9/5/2017 11:56 AM

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National Apprenticeship Week: Register Your Event and Start Planning!

U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh has designated November 15 – 21, 2021, as National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). This year’s seventh annual event will celebrate apprenticeship as a way of enabling workers to earn while they learn. It is a great opportunity for DOL YouthBuild grantees to promote awareness of the benefits of apprenticeship, share their apprenticeship success stories and innovations, and identify potential partners.

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Posted On: 11/15/2021 1:52 PM

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Submit Your Program Spotlights!

Have you developed unique and effective systems or resources in a particular component of your YouthBuild program, such as Construction Plus, apprenticeship, or case management? Have you found inspiring ways to conduct virtual or hybrid learning at your program? Would you like to share your challenges and progress with your peers so that they can learn from your success?

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Posted On: 11/30/2021 12:17 PM

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces YouthBuild Funding Opportunity

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Funding Opportunity for $90 Million in Grants to Support Academic, Skills Training, and Pre-Apprenticeship Services.

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Posted On: 12/6/2021 9:40 AM

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Multi-Craft Core Curriculum Online (MC3) Train-the-Trainer for Coordinators and Instructors

North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU) sponsors comprehensive apprenticeship readiness programs (ARPs) throughout the U.S. These programs provide a gateway for residents – focusing on women, people of color, and transitioning veterans – to gain access to Building Trades registered apprenticeship programs. ARPs are administered by state and local Building Trades Councils, and they teach NABTU's nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3).

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Posted On: 12/17/2021 1:42 PM

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Custom E-Mail Alerts

WorkforceGPS has implemented a new way for you to stay up to date about the content you care about by allowing you to create a customized email alert. You will now have the ability to tailor emails from across WorkforceGPS and this Community by specific filters. Check out this video which describes this new feature and how you can set it up!

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Posted On: 6/12/2020 1:15 PM

The Department of Health and Human Services Request for Information on programs serving youth

The Department of Health and Human Services issued a Request for Information (RFI) in order to seek information about programs that provide services to help young people, ages 16 to 24, advance on education and employment pathways. 

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Posted On: 8/25/2020 9:50 AM

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Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives

The purpose of this funding is to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, particularly in communities with high rates of violence, by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model.

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Posted On: 4/13/2021 10:25 AM

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Rigorous Evaluation of Prevention Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Community Rates of Youth Violence

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC or Injury Center) is soliciting research proposals to expand the evidence base for the primary prevention of youth violence. To build the evidence-base for violence prevention strategies and approaches that reduce community rates of youth violence within one or more geographically defined communities with high rates of youth violence.

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Posted On: 4/13/2021 10:04 AM

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2021

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is held each October to commemorate the many and varied contributions of people with disabilities to America’s workplaces and economy. The theme for NDEAM 2021, “America’s Recovery: Powered by Inclusion,” reflects the importance of ensuring that people with disabilities have full access to employment and community involvement during the national recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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Posted On: 10/4/2021 1:27 PM

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Strategies to Improve Case Management

Enhanced case management can help public workforce system practitioners serve their customers more effectively. To this end, the following resources in Workforce System Strategies provide programmatic evidence to demonstrate the value of a state’s internet-based employment services system, the provision of case management support of aspiring business owners, and case management models for justice-involved adults and young adults.  

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Posted On: 10/25/2021 4:34 PM