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  • Students working together
    Posted 3/13/2018 1:29 PM by Lisa Reddy
    YouthBuild programs are always seeking to adopt teaching strategies that are engaging and relevant to YouthBuild participants. These Opportunity Youth are vulnerable learners with complex needs. The critical hope is that the teaching strategies lead to positive student outcomes such as attaining a high school diploma or high school equivalency (HSE) credential.
  • YouthBuild North Shore Flyer
    Posted 2/13/2018 1:22 PM by Lisa Reddy

    As YouthBuild programs are placing a greater emphasis on placement and retention, the DOL YouthBuild TA Collaborative continues to support this need by providing resources designed to strengthen placement practices.

  • MIS Explanation Picture with Cohort Lengths and Follow-Up Period
    Posted 1/17/2018 7:31 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Data is a valuable resource at your YouthBuild program - it is one of the most important ways you tell your story. Each YouthBuild program is different, serving different student populations, with different resources available, using a different approach to implement the program model. But data management, technology, and online reporting tools are an increasingly important part of every YouthBuild program’s work — in fact, it is required!
  • YB Metro and Google Employees
    Posted 12/11/2017 10:13 PM by Lisa Reddy

    The DOL YouthBuild TA Collaborative will soon be sharing resources to help programs make the most of the required Job Developer position.  These tools will help to lay the groundwork for understanding both the internal (participant) focused work and the external (employer/post-secondary education or training provider) focused work that must be accomplished for successful post-program placements.  

  • YouthBuild Students on Construction Site
    Posted 11/13/2017 1:30 PM by Lisa Reddy

    Apprenticeship is an earn-while-you-learn training model in which YouthBuild graduates can gain valuable work experience while receiving related technical instruction. Apprenticeships may last from one to six years.

  • Classroom project
    Posted 10/10/2017 7:27 PM by Lisa Reddy
     
  • WorkforceGPS Blog Icon
    Posted 9/19/2017 3:20 PM by Lisa Reddy

    As September marks the start of yet another grant class of YouthBuild grants, it seems like a good time for us to provide a refresher on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the requirements it places on YouthBuild grantees.

  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 8/15/2017 7:12 PM by Lisa Reddy
    Achieving strong programmatic outcomes begins with recruitment.  Getting the right young people in the door – those individuals ready and excited to take full advantage of YouthBuild’s opportunities, with the readiness, determination and fortitude to overcome challenges and change their lives – is fundamental to realizing strong long-term outcomes.  Doing so requires a strategic approach which is data and goal driven, and supports the full programming cycle.
  • DOL YouthBuild Resource Image
    Posted 6/13/2017 1:49 PM by Lisa Reddy

    Timing is Everything
  • DOL YouthBuild Logo
    Posted 5/15/2017 3:25 AM by Lisa Reddy
    Case Management: Keeping YouthBuild Participants and Staff Focused on Teaching, Learning, and Positive individual and Community Empowerment