CWA’s 2017 Youth @ Work Conference
The Future is Now
January 17 – 19, 2017
Renaissance Long Beach
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE If you are a WIOA youth provider, or your organization provides education, training or other employment services to young adults from ages 16 – 24, the Youth@Work Conference is for you. The Future is Now will address key issues facing youth and young adults in transitioning to employment and careers, and enhancing their ability to “move up the ladder” and into meaningful careers.
RENAISSANCE LONG BEACH HOTEL RESERVATIONS 111 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802 Rates: $169/ single or double Reservations: 877-622-3056 (mention CWA Conference) Online: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/CWAconference2017
BECOME A PART OF THE CONFERENCE If you are interested in presenting, click on the link below. The deadline for proposals is Monday, Nov 14th, but proposers are encouraged to submit prior to that date.
DWIGHT BRYDIE SCHOLARSHIPS CWA will award scholarships to eligible youth who are participating in a WIOA funded program in California. Awardees will be given $1,000 to help further their training and education. Applications are due no later than December 12, 2016.
Scholarship winners will be highlighted during the Conference Luncheon on Wednesday January 18th. Sponsors are responsible for travel expenses for participating youth.
If you or your organization would like to fund one or more scholarships, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUTH PARTICIPATION Every year about 50 youth take advantage of the opportunity to attend the Conference as well. To encourage you to send youth, we offer a special discounted rate for youth participating in local programs. Many youth in the past have found it to be a life changing experience.
Youth participants may attend any session at the Conference, but we also offer a rare opportunity for them to attend a special youth leadership program, led by Arel Moodie. The leadership program will begin as a PreConference Session (Tuesday morning) and continue Tuesday afternoon and all day Wednesday.
SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS The Youth@Work Conference offers a fantastic opportunity for select businesses to enhance your presence with organizations serving youth and young adults with employment, training, education and related services. Attendees include staff from WIOA funded programs but also other CTE, vocational education, basic education and community based organizations serving this population.
Check out our website to see the sponsor levels and/or information about exhibiting before 500 attendees. Don’t miss out!