Helping Young People Maintain Employment

  • On-Demand Webinar
  • Recorded on Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
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Learners' Own Words

"Loved his demonstration about what your body language says!"

"Learning about personal presentation on the job and their personal attitude."

"Liked the contrasts between what's a big concern to the workers vs. the bosses!"

Your Training Description

Young people entering the workforce for the first time may not be prepared to handle the common challenges and obstacles they’ll face. Teaching about professional conduct and behavior will help them know what to expect when starting a new job. Instead of just hoping they’ll figure it out as they go, you can help set young people up for success in their first jobs. They’ll be able to carry what they learn into future positions and keep honing their skills.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Learn about common challenges and obstacles that make it harder for young people to retain employment
  • Gain tools that will help young people develop their employability skills
  • Learn how to help young people understand professional conduct and behaviors employers value on the job
  • Consider strategies for helping young job seekers meet basic performance expectations

Please note: This particular training addresses youth employment from an individual lens, and wasn’t intended to dive into systemic reasons or structural factors about why young people face employment challenges. Watch for a future training from us that explores those broader views!

Your Trainer


Deon D. Price is an author and Youth Life Skills Coach with over 25 years of experience developing youth programs. He has dedicated most of his adult life to the field of youth and community service. Through his organization, This Youth Generation, he has delivered motivational talks and presentations to young people, parents, educators, and youth workers. His online youth life skills academy has over three thousand students worldwide. His brand of motivational edutainment is delivered with both humor and professional precision.

Deon writes a bi-weekly column, “This Youth Generation,” reaching several hundred thousand readers though major publications. He is also the author of the book, “Raised in Hell,” a non-fiction family dramedy about the humor and hardship of a dysfunctional upbringing. He is the host of the web show and podcast entitled “This Youth Generation - Life of a youth worker.” Deon has appeared as a guest on local radio & TV programs to offer his unique perspective on issues regarding today’s generation of youth.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You are encouraged to print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.