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Helping Young People Maintain Employment

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  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

Your Training Description

An important milestone for many young people is getting their first job. But it’s a big adjustment and often young people are not prepared for the challenges. They may be entering the work environment not quite knowing which behaviors are acceptable. In fact, it’s very common for young people to lose their new job within the first 90 days. Adjusting to managing themselves, meeting expectations, and fitting in to the work culture can all be coached by a caring adult to help reduce the stress and smooth the transition for young people.

Even if you aren’t in the workforce development field, your work with young people can easily include tips and strategies to help them maintain employment. You can help them identify their strengths and weaknesses and give general recommendations to excel in the workplace. You already have trusting relationships with them so they are more likely to share their concerns and respond positively to your support.

Join us to learn how to coach and guide young people around job skills and retaining employment. You’ll consider common challenges and obstacles young people face, and how you can assist and talk them through it. Teaching young people about professional conduct and expected behaviors will help them know what to expect when starting a new job. It can be quite an adjustment! 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 jobs 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

Your Trainer

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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

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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.

Your Training Details

  • Live Online Training
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023
  • 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm Central Time
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual membership is $124 for individuals or $300 for organizations. Join now or learn more.
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