A Preview of the 2017 NCLR Workforce Development Forum: Workshops Edition

Each year, NCLR’s Workforce Development Forum provides a platform for uniting and engaging the Latino community on issues that affect the immigrant workforce. This year, one of the focuses will be addressing the complex needs of America’s future workforce: our young people.

Along with the knowledge and skills that participants will take from this year’s Forum, which will once again be held in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, attendees will also have the opportunity to network and mingle with leaders from the various fields that make up workforce development. Attendees will also get the chance to learn from one another with the hope of enhancing our education and workforce systems for years to come.

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One of the main attractions of the Workforce Development Forum is the compelling and thought-provoking workshop program.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the workshops you can look forward to attending this year:

  1. The I in WIOA—Innovation, How We Interpret It

This workshop describes the STEM-focused activities offered to youth through the One-Stop Delivery System in Southern Nevada. The purpose of this workshop is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to integrate hands-on career exploration workshops to aid and influence youth to consider potential STEM-related career paths.

  1. Registered Apprenticeship: A Pathway to Employment for Youth

This session will cover the foundational elements of a registered apprenticeship, and include a discussion of the ways in which community organizations, schools, workforce systems, and local businesses work together to create pipelines to apprenticeships. Attendees will also be presented with a case study of successful youth apprenticeship program model.

  1. Integrating Digital Literacy in Programs for the Latino Immigrant Population

In the digital age where almost everything is done by cellphone or computer via an internet connection, it is imperative that everyone become competent in their uses. This workshop will introduce attendees to a wide variety of technology competencies that are essential for the Latino immigrant community to master to achieve success and economic empowerment in their new home.

  1. Designing and Scaling College and Career Pathways for Opportunity Youth

In this workshop, you will learn how SIATech, a network of fully accredited public charter high schools focusing on dropout recovery for opportunity youth ages 16-24, is designing career and college pathways for students in alternative settings. This session will explore how SIATech is transforming the learning experience of opportunity youth in sites across the United States.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be previewing more workshops and speakers who will attend this year’s Forum. Check back here often for more updates. And, if you haven’t registered or booked your hotel, make sure to do so soon to take advantage of the reduced rates.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s NCLR Workforce Development Forum!

Go to wfdforum.nclr.org and register today!

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