Opportunities for workforce success
The narrative surrounding young adult employment is complicated, as there are two unique groups on which to focus: those who are engaged with school, and those who are not. This includes high school, post-secondary, certificate programs, or other educational experiences that further one’s employability. While considering that each of these groups requires its own approach to ensure a pathway to success, both groups can benefit from EmployIndy’s E^7 mindset:
Further, young people need to have the support to identify how their interests and talents fit into industries and work opportunities that are in demand around Indianapolis. This includes working with Indianapolis Public Schools to develop an effective model for serving as a youth employment liaison. Programmatically, through continued efforts in programs like Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG), YouthBuild Indy, TeenWorks Indy, Project Indy, and coordinated efforts with community-based organizations, young adults facing the greatest barriers can see a clear trajectory for their own prosperity.