Category Archives: Youth Employment

The Summer Job

The following blog is a cross-post from the New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals (NYATEP) and appeared in the August, 2016 issue of “Workforce Buzz”. The blog is written by Colin Williams, an NYATEP Summer Intern. Each summer NYATEP hires … Continue reading

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Point, Process, Product: Developing Resources with Youth

By Jennifer Thomas, Youth Development Specialist at the Institute for Educational Leadership’s Center for Workforce Development The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth’s (NCWD/Youth) Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) recently published By Youth, For Youth: Employment, YouthACT’s … Continue reading

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National Mentoring Month 2016 – In Real Life  

By Elijah Fagan-Solis, RAMP Program Coordinator in Albany, NY In celebration of National Mentoring Month 2016, YOUTH POWER’s Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) site in Albany, NY wanted to share a personal, ‘in real life’ story that shows the … Continue reading

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Work Early, Work Often

The following blog entry is a cross-post from the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The blog is written by Claudia Gordon, chief of staff in the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs at the Department of Labor. I was recently … Continue reading

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RAMP Albany Recognizes National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

The following blog is by Elijah Fagan-Solis, Coordinator for the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in Albany, NY. RAMP is a career-focused mentoring program created and supported by the Institute for Educational Leadership with support from the Department of … Continue reading

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Addressing Barriers to Career Exploration: My Story

According to research by the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), approximately 74% of blind college graduates are unemployed. Even though there is some dispute about the actual percentages, the reality is that blind students often do not come out … Continue reading

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Skills to Pay the Bills: Preparing Young People for the World of Work

The following is a cross-post from Disability.Blog, the official blog of Disability.gov. The blog is written by Maria Town, a Policy Advisor in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  Who can forget their first job? Mine … Continue reading

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Credit Recovery to Postsecondary Credentials: Working Across Boundaries

In Sheridan, Colo.—a small, urban municipality in the Denver Metro Area—a dozen or so students trickle into a classroom at the Student Outreach & Academic Recovery Program (S.O.A.R.), part of the Sheridan School District (SSD). These students are participating in … Continue reading

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