In December 2015, SkillUp Washington was awarded a $100,000 Generation Work planning grant from the Annie E Casey Foundation to build on-ramps for young adults 18-29 to demand-driven employment and training opportunities. To do this, SkillUp will develop a 5-8 year strategic plan in partnership with the Community Center for Education Results, Port Jobs, South Seattle College, the Puget Sound Educational Service District, King County, Seattle Education Access, the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County, United Way of King County, and others. Many members of the Road Map Project Opportunity Youth Advisory Group are actively involved in Generation Work; in an effort to align strategies, partner meetings are co-located and materials are archived here.
SkillUp and partners will document lessons learned from creating supported on-ramps for opportunity youth to: (1) pre-apprenticeship opportunities in aviation, maritime, construction, advanced manufacturing and information technology; and (2) entry-level trades and logistics employment and training opportunities for young adult job seekers and incumbent workers at Port Jobs’ Airport University. These lessons will inform how employment programming can be embedded in existing and new Open Doors and High School 21+ programs and inform how positive youth development can be embedded into career pathway programs and employment opportunities.
June 1, 2016 – Generation Work Partnership Meeting
March 23, 2016 – Generation Work Partnership Meeting
March 2 – Generation Work Kick-Off Meeting