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1 Creating Work Experience Opportunities for Youth in Washington State Presented To Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board Brian Humphrey, Northwest Workforce Council Dawn Karber, Spokane WDC July 27, 2011 Olympia, Washington

2 Thank you, WTECB staff and board members.

3 Creating Work Experience Opportunities for Youth in Washington State  Low-income teens and young adults have been hardest hit by Great Recession.  Teen lacking work history are competing with experienced adults for jobs – credentials are critical.  Messaging importance of “work ready” to K-12 system.  Certain State regulations make it difficult for our largest industries to support youth work experience.  Apply lessons learned at local level.  Consensus: A statewide marketing campaign needed. Overview

4 Employers. Educators. Youth. Workforce and economic developers. Community-based organizations. Employers. Educators. Youth. Workforce and economic developers. Community-based organizations. Employers Manufacturing Skill Panel Economic development WIA Youth programs Career and Technical Education Community colleges Volunteers of America YouthBuild Jobs for America’s Graduates Workforce Development Councils Juvenile justice Tech Prep Homeless/teen shelters GED classrooms Feedback was collected from around the state

5 Think back… What was your first job? What type of jobs were you allowed to do? Does it differ from what is available to teens today? Did you keep the same job throughout your teen years or have multiple summer jobs? Was experiencing a variety of bosses critical in your development?

6 Young adults most affected by Great Recession (WA) Source: Washington State Employment Security Department, Labor Market and Economic Analysis (from US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS))

7 Employment growth by cohort (national) Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

8 55+ employees in labor force increasing (national) Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

9 Youth employment is decreasing nationally Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

10 Low-income teens and young adults have been hit the hardest by the Great Recession Moved from a time where greater than 50% of youth worked in the summer, now just 29% have a summer job. Higher-income Caucasian families - 40% of teens had a job last summer. Low-income African-American family - just 9% had a job last summer. Source: Bill Symonds, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Pathways to Prosperity

11 Low-income minority youth most likely to be unemployed Source: Vanishing Act: Watching the Teen Summer Job Market Disappear, Center for Labor Market Studies, Northeastern University, July 5, 2011 Employment Rates of Teens (16-19) in Selected Household Income/Race-Ethnic Groups in the U.S. during the Summer of 2010

12 What are our youth doing if they are not working? Of the 63,386 high school graduates in 2008-09, 64% enrolled in postsecondary. The remaining 36% were presumed to be working or decided not to attend college for other reasons. In Washington State, approximately 12 of 100 high school students will graduate from a university. Source: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board

13 Teenage pregnancy rates decreasing (WA) Source: Center for Health Statistics, Washington State Department of Health, 09/2010.

14 Probation filings decreasing in Skagit County Source: Skagit County

15 Comparing one high school’s planned versus actual post graduation activities Source: Anonymous high school in Washington State Planned post-high school activity 2010-2011 Actual post-high school activity 2010-2011

16 We have a youth employment problem, so what do we do about it? 1. Reevaluate Washington State employment, program, and education policies and regulations. 2. Learn from local successes. 3. Increase ability for youth to compete in labor market. 4. Increase awareness - launch a marketing campaign.

17 Explore incentives for providing work opportunities. Reevaluate Washington State regulations for providing experience opportunities in the following industries: Manufacturing/Aerospace Healthcare Construction Explore incentives for providing work opportunities. Reevaluate Washington State regulations for providing experience opportunities in the following industries: Manufacturing/Aerospace Healthcare Construction 1. Reevaluate Washington State regulations Remove additional performance measures – focus on core competencies. Align youth performance measures and timelines - you are not able to learn it until you are ready to learn it. Align funding cycles and program planning. We need services to reach more than the “eligible” populations. Remove additional performance measures – focus on core competencies. Align youth performance measures and timelines - you are not able to learn it until you are ready to learn it. Align funding cycles and program planning. We need services to reach more than the “eligible” populations. Employment regulations Program regulations

18 Reengaging in education too difficult - GED, college, etc. Require certifications for all youth graduating high school, even those planning on college. Award high school credits for credentials including drivers license. Increase career counseling and Worksite Learning Coordinators in the high schools. Reengaging in education too difficult - GED, college, etc. Require certifications for all youth graduating high school, even those planning on college. Award high school credits for credentials including drivers license. Increase career counseling and Worksite Learning Coordinators in the high schools. 1. Reevaluate Washington State regulations (cont.) Education regulations Require all high school students to complete the FASFA before graduation. Preparation of CTE teachers and courses tied to industry. Develop multiple diverse pathways leading from high school to postsecondary and career. Too difficult to get caught up if fall behind. Require all high school students to complete the FASFA before graduation. Preparation of CTE teachers and courses tied to industry. Develop multiple diverse pathways leading from high school to postsecondary and career. Too difficult to get caught up if fall behind.

19 Feedback from students and teachers There is not enough individual help in high school so students get lost and don’t get caught back up. There needs to be smaller class sizes in high schools. There is the threat of loosing summer school and credit retrieval programs in high school due to budget cuts, so once you are behind you can’t get caught up. It is hard to find GED programs that are available. I was homeschooled and then my mom got arrested. GED testing should be more accessible. There should be more community sites. Have GED practice tests available at public libraries. More volunteers in high schools so kids don’t get behind in the first place. Education regulations

20 Spokane Northwest Spokane  Hire a Youth Month  Work Ready Spokane  Next Generation Zone  Energy, construction, healthcare cohorts Northwest  Project ALERT  FOC  OIG/OIP 2. Local successes

21 3. Increase ability for youth to compete in labor market. Credentials Volunteer experiences Youth entrepreneurship If we cannot create a job for a young person, we have to help them understand how to be more competitive in the labor market.

22 General/Statewide Shop Local, Train Local/High School is Not Enough  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNJHdmk0vY&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wNJHdmk0vY&feature=related  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoG0c8ajd9I&NR=1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoG0c8ajd9I&NR=1  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d59cb-gQx_4&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d59cb-gQx_4&feature=related All Work is Important (Mike Rowe)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h_pp8CHEQ0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h_pp8CHEQ0 Everyone Works – Career and College Readiness 4. Increase awareness - launch a marketing campaign Schools/School Administration

23 Brian Humphrey WorkSource Administrator Skagit & Island Counties Northwest Workforce Council 360.416.3510 Dawn Karber Assistant Director – Workforce Operations Spokane Area Workforce Development Council 509.625.6213 Creating Work Experience Opportunities for Youth in Washington State


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