The Career Academy regional convening topic will focus on work-based learning and internships. We will bring together leaders from around the Twin Cities region on December 14th, 2016 to learn and share strategies for connecting work experiences with Career Academies.
We strongly recommend that communities bring key decision makers who will support building work experiences for youth in your community. There will be work time built into this agenda for you to collaborate with your partners.
The agenda for the day will include speakers from: Department of Labor and Industry, BrookLynk, and Reve Academy. Please encourage your team to attend as much of the day that relates to your work.
9am-10am Department of Labor and Industry - Skills Mapping and Entry Level positions
Partnering with employers to align entry level qualifications with experiences available within Career Academies.
10am-11am Reve Academy - Digital Literacy for youth
Elevating high quality opportunities for youth to gain experiences that accelerate their employability.
11am-12:15pm BrookLynk - Building Internship programs to serve youth
Launch interniship programs in your own community. Unpacking the technical assistance avaiable to start your own Step-Up like program.
12:15pm - 1pm Lunch and team time
Work with your team to determine which of the above opportunities you would like to add to your Career Academy.
1pm-1:30pm - Action steps Report out on the next steps from your community.
1:30pm-2:30pm Additional team time (optional)
Additional work time with your community based team if needed. Greater Twin Cities United Way and other presenters will be available as you plan your next steps.
Participants will have the opportunity to work and expand their existing work-based learning experiences that are specific to their districts and schools. This will be an opportunity to learn more about local efforts including what’s working, challenges and potential for shared solutions.
This convening will take place at Greater Twin Cities United Way. Breakfast snacks and lunch will be provided.
Feel free to share this invitation and please RSVP so that we can get an accurate count for lunch.