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The Workforce Development System & the Professional Development of Youth Service Professionals: Why Professional Development?

Nov 16, 2006 Publication
Briefs

This is an InfoBrief identifying benefits of professional development of youth service professionals and suggesting actions for policymakers eager to support such training in their areas.

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Youth Service Professionals engage with each other.

KSA Professional Development Plan

Nov 16, 2006 Publication

This planning tool is for youth service professionals to assess their knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), set professional development goals based on this assessment, and track progress towards those goals.

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An adult youth service professional interacts with a young person.

Paving the Way to Work: A Guide to Career-Focused Mentoring

Nov 16, 2006 Publication
Guides

This is a guide addressing the needs of youth with disabilities during their transition from school to work with a particular focus on career-focused mentoring.

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Benefits Planning for Youths with Disabilities

Mar 02, 2006 Publication
Briefs

This is a brief providing an overview of benefits for youth with disabilities, as well as discussion of the importance of benefits planning, financial management, and asset accumulation.

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Business meeting to blend and braid funding streams to support program sustainability and success. Also, charts and colorful stickie notes.

Blending And Braiding Funds And Resources: The Intermediary As Facilitator

Jan 26, 2006 Publication
Briefs

This brief focuses on how intermediaries can facilitate blending and braiding resources to improve outcomes for youth, including those with disabilities.

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Business meeting to blend and braid funding streams to support program sustainability and success. Also, charts and colorful stickie notes.

Facilitating Employer Engagement among WIB Partners: A Role for Intermediaries

Nov 28, 2005 Publication
Briefs

This brief focuses on how Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) can ensure strong business leadership roles in their state and local workforce systems by creating and fostering intermediaries that effectively link employers with One-Stops and their partners. Strategies and examples are shared that illustrate how intermediaries can facilitate, coordinate, and streamline employer engagement responsibilities among WIB partners.

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