Join us for an exciting and interactive experience as we explore "Untapped Talent". This series of six workshops will consider best practices in the hiring and retaining justice-impacted individuals. Each workshop will teach you about the challenges facing those who have traveled through our justice systems, help you guide participants through the winding roads towards a career, and provide you with a wealth of resources and tools to help you and your participants find success. Beginning behind the walls we will learn from the eyes of an instructor, administrator, workforce development specialist, and returning citizen, Jeffrey Abramowitz, JD.
At the conclusion of this workshop series, you will have an opportunity to participate in an Employer Convening which will engage local employers in the process of hiring and retaining talent, and everyone will have a comprehensive handbook of resources and tools to assist you in your work in the workforce development field.
Topics to be covered:
Workshop #1 - Let's Start with "Why"? - A look at our justice and labor systems today
Workshop #2 - The Intersection of Justice & Education - Building skills inside & outside the walls
Workshop #3 - Get Ready, Get Set, Get Out - Preparing students & employers for their next step
Workshop #4 - The Right Fit - Navigating career placement behind & beyond the walls (The Hiring Process)
Workshop #5 - It's Not About Finding the Best & the Brightest, It's About Keeping Them - The retention secrets
Workshop #6 - Making Change Happen - Transforming our Justice Systems to Workforce Systems