Trump Calls for More Workforce Development, Urban Alliance Makes Recommendations
In the wake of President Trump’s call for increased attention to workforce development during the State of the Union address, the Urban Alliance released a white paper with recommendations focused on job training and career planning for youth and young adults.
Trump Budget: More Apprentice, Less Federal Jobs Programs
President Trump campaigned to victory with a platform that included more jobs, better jobs, and a commitment to invest in America’s infrastructure. The early details on his first budget do not suggest that the existing federal job programs – which are mostly aimed at youth and young adults – are a priority in that vision.
Early Trump Budget Details for Youth, Family Services
The Trump administration released an overview of its 2018 budget today, and it proposes significant spending cuts for several of the federal agencies most involved in funding youth and family services.
Youth Employment Programs Often Lack Good Connections with Employers
Most youth employment programs struggle to find ways to open the doors to job opportunities. They face major external challenges including a lack of funding, employer bias against hiring youth, and the growing gap between youth skill levels and those demanded by the labor market.