Building Skills and Obtaining Employment: Understanding Opportunities and Resources Available through Local Workforce Systems

Title: Building Skills and Obtaining Employment: Understanding Opportunities and Resources Available through Local Workforce Systems

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST

Register HERE.

Webinar Description:

Access to employment opportunities that can provide economic security and stability is critical for the safety and long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking. As survivors heal, victim service providers play a key role in connecting them to resources and opportunities to rebuild their lives.

Join Futures Without Violence and the Urban Institute to learn about local workforce system resources and strategies that can support the skill development and training needs of survivors. Understanding the complex networks of funding sources, programs, services, organizational missions, target populations, and labor market demands that make up local workforce systems can help your organization connect survivors to a broad range of employment, education and training, and support services. Presenters will describe the functions, people served, organizations involved, and key activities that make up local workforce systems so that victim service providers are better able to identify and link survivors of human trafficking to local employment and training opportunities.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the breadth of organizations that make up local workforce systems and who they serve;
  • Describe the various functions of local workforce systems, including key strategies and activities;
  • Research workforce system resources that could be useful for clients; and,
  • Identify potential local workforce system partners to support skill building and employment for clients.

Presenters:

Sarah Gonzalez, Program Manager Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives, Futures Without Violence

Christin Durham, Senior Policy Associate, Urban Institute

Shayne Spaulding, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

Amanda Briggs, Research Associate, Urban Institute

Questions? Please contact Monica Arenas at marenas@futureswithoutviolence.org.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2017-VT-BX-K001, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.