A webinar, Developing Pathways Out of Poverty through Transitional Jobs: Expanding Opportunities to Help Low-Income Workers
will be held this afternoon, March 19 from 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET.
Millions of Americans face challenges to getting and keeping employment. Employment barriers such as little or no work experience, lack of basic skills, lack of a high school degree, having a criminal record, disability, homelessness, lack of transportation, or lack of workplace and social skills make getting and keeping a job difficult. Transitional Jobs is an employment strategy that seeks to overcome employment barriers and transition people with labor market barriers into work using wage-paid, short-term employment that combines real work, skill development and supportive services. WIOA allows for up to 10 percent of Title I Adult and Dislocated Worker funds to be used for transitional jobs for individuals, age 18 and older, with barriers to employment. Transitional jobs are defined as time-limited subsidized work experiences that help youth and adults establish a work history and develop skills to access unsubsidized employment and progress in the workplace.
Join CLASP and the National Transitional Jobs Network (an initiative of Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity), to learn more about the research-based transitional jobs strategy; and hear from national, state, and local experts on how to implement effective transitional jobs programs for adults, including young adults, struggling to get a foothold in the labor market.
Presenters will include:
- Melissa Young, Director, Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity
- Chris Warland, Associate Director of Field Building, Heartland Alliance’s National Initiatives on Poverty & Economic Opportunity
- Jamie Fountain, Associate Director of Programs, Larkin Street Youth Services
- Kisha Bird, Moderator, Director of Youth Policy, CLASP