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Youth@Work 2019 - Day 2: Engaging Small Business in Work Based Learning

Date: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Event type: 
Conference
Location: 
Hilton Long Beach
701 W. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach
CA
90831
Event description: 

Small businesses employ nearly half of all private sector workers representing a considerable potential source of work based learning (WBL) opportunities for students in Linked Learning pathways. However, smaller businesses lack the resources and bandwidth of larger employers and WBL opportunities can be more difficult to access. JFF, a national leader in developing career pathways for economic opportunity and Small Business Majority, a recognized advocate for small businesses in the U.S. teamed up to work on solutions for this problem. 

Join us on day two of the Youth@Work Conference for a session about engaging small business in work-based learning. Presentors will share a new set of tools to help education and workforce practitioners access to WBL opportunities with small businesses. These tools include ways to help small businesses better understand the benefirs of WBL. Participants will have a chance to discuss their experiences with small business engagement and problem-solve together to grow their WBL capacity. 

For mor information about the Youth@Work Conference visit: https://calworkforce.org/youth-conference/program/

Event topic: 
Youth
Workforce