Monthly Archives: November 2011

Start Shouting about the Value of Career Development

November is National Career Development Month which makes this a great time to think about what we are doing to ensure that all youth have access to the career development opportunities they need to successfully navigate the world of work. … Continue reading

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What’s Inside that Xbox or iPod? Exposing Youth to Careers in Computer Science

Do you enjoy using your iPad, iPhone, or iPod? Maybe you use a Droid, a Tablet, or a laptop? How do you like your new hybrid car? Do you ever think about the new cash registers at the grocery store … Continue reading

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Apply for White House Summer Internships by January 22nd

NCWD/Youth encourages all eligible young people to consider applying for the White House Internship Program. Applicants must be U. S. citizens 18 or older at the time of the internship and are either currently enrolled in postsecondary education, recently graduated … Continue reading

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Supporting Young Veterans’ Transition to Civilian Employment

As the country celebrated Veteran’s Day this past week, employment among America’s returning Service Members and Veterans received prominent attention from the national media (see one news report on the topic by PBS News Hour below) and in Congress (the … Continue reading

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Engaging Employers: Moving From a Handshake to Hands-On Opportunities for Youth

  Relationships with Employers & Between Employer and Employee is one of the 10 Competency Areas of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Youth Service Professionals. NCWD/Youth provides in-person training, an online study guide, webinars, and other professional development resources … Continue reading

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What Did You Do for Disability Mentoring Day? Programs & Youth Share What They Did & Learned

What did you do for National Disability Mentoring Day (DMD) during National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October? That’s what we asked youth and program staff who are a part of the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) in … Continue reading

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The Power of Peer Influence – Are You Tapping Into It?

We often talk about how young people benefit from mentoring, guidance, and support from caring adults during the transition to adulthood. Undoubtedly, this is an essential component of what all youth need; however, let’s not forget about the power of … Continue reading

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