Monthly Archives: September 2011

Connecting Youth to Registered Apprenticeships

This is Part 2 of a blog series on Registered Apprenticeship. Today’s blog looks at ways youth service professionals can help youth get engaged in apprenticeship and considerations for those interested in starting an apprenticeship program. If you missed Part … Continue reading

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Registered Apprenticeship: A Postsecondary Option for All Youth

In today’s economy, earning only a high school diploma or GED is not sufficient to obtain jobs that pay a living wage, offer benefits, and have career-track potential. Young people with high school or GED credentials, including those with disabilities, … Continue reading

Posted in Career Preparation, Credentials, Education, Employer Engagement, Guideposts for Success, Transition, Work-based Learning, Youth Employment | 4 Comments

Redefining Assessment: From Filling Files to Fulfilling Futures

Admit it – as soon as you saw the word “assessment” in the title, you groaned a little on the inside (or maybe even audibly).  Often when we hear the word “assessment”, we think of a number two pencil and … Continue reading

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Self-Advocacy in the Doctor’s Office: It Could Save Your Life

Developing skills and knowledge related to one’s own physical and emotional health is a critical step in the youth development process. Helping young people to develop health management and self-advocacy skills and to connect to healthcare resources are important components … Continue reading

Posted in Guideposts for Success, Health, Independent Living, Parents & Families, Self Advocacy, Tools, Transition, Youth Leadership | 1 Comment

Culture & Identity Explored Through Disability Lens at National Diversity Forum

For most Americans, completing demographic profiles have become a way of life. Whether filling out a patient information form at a doctor’s office, participating in a community survey, or even completing an online dating profile, providing our race, gender, age, … Continue reading

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Learning to Manage Your Money – Advice for Youth

NCWD/Youth is pleased to welcome guest blogger Jennifer N. Kemp, who leads the Youth Policy Team at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, to share some advice with young people about developing money management skills. I … Continue reading

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WRP: An Opportunity to Test Drive a Future Career

This blog entry is a cross posting from the Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Labor, re-published with permission from the U.S. DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy, which funds the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth). … Continue reading

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Career-Focused Mentoring for All Youth: RAMPing Up Through Community Partnerships

As the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) enters its third year, community partnerships have emerged as an important component to making the program work in all communities.  With support from the Institute for Educational Leadership, the 12 RAMP sites … Continue reading

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