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2 GLENN COUNTY Y.E.S. (Youth Employment Services) Y.E.S. Mission Statement: To assist youth in gaining independence and respect through rewarding work opportunities that develop positive skills, habits and attitudes.

3 What is Y.E.S. ? Y.E.S. is a collaborative effort among agencies designed to provide youth with coordinated services in the areas of:  Job Readiness  Pre-Employment Skills  Work Experience  Work Based Training  Life Skills

4 The Y.E.S. Collaboration YOUTH Families Local Schools Health Services Probation Butte College Business Partners Glenn County Office of Education Human Resource Agency BEC

5 Why a Collaborative? Better coordinated services and support for youth. Resources go farther when people and dollars are shared. Provides a more coordinated approach to working with business partners. Students can earn High School, Regional Occupational Program and/or Butte College Credit through 2+2 articulation. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

6 How Did Y.E.S. Get Started? Multiple agencies were providing programs for youth. Services were overlapping Individuals shared a common goal for youth. Funding changes were occurring in several programs. Grant sources were stressing collaboration. Business partners were getting confused by the multiple programs. Local needs assessment was showing that youth wanted additional training and “jobs”. People were willing to take a risk for a greater good.

7 Key Elements of a Successful Collaborative A shared vision. A willingness to bring resources to the table. The suspension of turf issues. The ability to perpetuate the vision to the front line staff. A commitment by those involved to not allow one program to take over the collaborative. Honesty when working with other partners. Acknowledgment of limitations and the ability to find alternatives. Commitment to continuous improvement. Hard-work Problem solving

8 HRA XXXXX GCOE XXXXX PROBATION XXXX HEALTH SERVICES XX LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT XXX * HAMILTON HIGH USD XXX * ORLAND USD XXX * WILLOWS USD XXX * STONY CREEK USD XXX * PRINCETON UNIFIED XXX BUSINESS PARTNERS XXXX STAFF MONEY STUDENT TRAINING SITES FACILITIES CONTRIBUTIONS

9 Y.E.S. Staff As a team, we: Coordinate meetings Develop worksites Share information Evaluate curriculum Plan activities Research resources Plan for the future

10 Challenges  Staff commitments to other duties/roles  Program format vs. individual case decisions  Multiple timecard formats/payroll processes  Administrative decisions & budgets  Credit confusion!  Communication  Working from a base of continuous improvement  Giving new ideas time to see if they work  When partners come and go….  Programs  Staff  Funding

11 Benefits  Removal of labels for youth  Pooling of resources – for students and staff  Less confusion for business partners  Competency based instruction and skills training  Paid work experience for youth  Community recognition  Longer involvement and stronger support for youth  Coordinated, quality services for youth

12 Phase I WEEK 1 (Orientation, Pre-Application, Character Development & Personal Understanding) WEEK 2 (Career Planning/Decision Making and Occupational Information) WEEK 3 (Labor Market Knowledge, Work Skills, Work Habits) *Case Managers will complete registration between Week 2 and Week 3 WEEK 4 (World of Work, Job Search Techniques, Using the Phone, Work Attitudes) WEEK 5 (Job Search Techniques/Application, Work Skills, Work Habits) WEEK 6 (Resumes, Cover Letters, References) WEEK 7 (Resumes, Mock Interviews, Follow-up Letters) WEEK 8 (Interviewing, Worksite Preparation, Work Skills, Habits and Attitudes )

13 Phase I Class – Job Readiness *Applications *Resumes *Mock Interviews

14 ROPES ~ TEAMBUILDING ACTIVITIES

15 Phase II – Job Retention Phase II – Job Retention PURPOSE:  Development of communication, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills  Formal workplace safety training Child Labor Laws, Worksite Hazards  Early intervention of worksite issues  Weekly Debriefing - “How is the job going for you?”  Development of self-management skills: Confidence, Advocacy, Resourcefulness  Life Skills Training  Banking  Budgeting/Shopping  Using Public Transportation  Renting an Apartment

16 Students are placed out in the community to train in their area of interest: Brent Daniel

17 Students learning to use public transportation

18 Case Manager Connections Marisol Raygoza, HRA Case Manager Tami Whitlock, HRA Case Manager Co-Enrollment Student Connection Training Site /Job Development Supports

19 Summer Model Phase I – Intensity Enrollment/Recruitment Process Classes/Schedules Staffing Locations Curriculum Summer School Phase II – Intensity Classes/Schedules Staffing/Crew Leaders Locations Crews vs. Individual Sites Transition Crew Student Schedules Curriculum Summer School Recognition

20 2009 Transition Crew Olivia Becerra, Assistant Crew Leader

21 Summer Work Crew City of Willows/GCOE Crew Mario Velasquez, Crew Member

22 Glenn County Office of Education - Landscape Project

23 Hospitality Crew Amerihost Suites, Best Western & Black Bear Diner

24 Glenn County Fairgrounds Crew

25 Y.E.S. Recognition Students Business Partners Agencies / Funding Sources Parents / Caregivers

26 Students Class work can be placed in their Career Portfolio May earn High School, ROP and /or Butte College credit through 2+2 articulation Receive a certificate of completion for each phase Recognized at a public ceremony Business Partners Certificates to place in their business Their names listed in program brochures Recognized at a public ceremony Parents / Caregivers Recognized at public ceremony Agencies/Funding Sources Names listed in program brochures

27 This is how we do it… Students read quotes of their experiences in class & training Students deliver a welcome speech at the ceremony Introductions of Administrators & Staff PowerPoint presentation showing students in class & at their work training sites Presentation of Perfect Attendance Certificates Staff Comments & Congratulations to students Presentation of Certificates of Completion Students present employers with certificates of appreciation Employers speak Parents recognized Cake & Punch Reception

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