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During this webinar, presenters from the AmeriCorps team at YouthBuild USA will provide context for, and share the benefits of, embedding into your Construction Plus (C+) pathways. 

 

We will look specifically at how to help participants apply learned knowledge and skills to address unmet community needs through service. In addition, we will discuss the benefits of having full-time national service placements as a bridge to a post-secondary education and career opportunities for YouthBuild participants. 

The webinar will walk participants through why service should be included in C+ pathways and how to successfully integrate service into a C+ track. Presenters will provide examples who have successfully incorporated service into their existing C+ pathways and will highlight how this has benefited program participants. Jerry Farley, Director at YouthBuild Dayton County Corp, will discuss how their program has integrated service experience opportunities into their healthcare pathway. 

The presentation will conclude with an overview of the value of Full-Time National Service placements, which count as a U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) placement under the continuing training outcome of education. This section will explain the opportunity that full-service presents for skill development and job readiness training, increased social capital, and additional pathways to post-secondary education and family-sustaining careers. 

Presenter(s):

David Weatherly, AmeriCorps Program Portfolio Manager, YouthBuild USA

Lauren Troiano, AmeriCorps Program Portfolio Manager, YouthBuild USA

Vanessa Bennett, Senior Program Manager, Career Pathways, YouthBuild USA

Jerry Farley, Director, YouthBuild Dayton County Corp

Moderator(s):

Toni Wilson, Workforce Analyst, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM ET
Length: 1 hour 30 minutes