On April 22nd, CASES’ Learning to Work Program, led by Program Director Greg Wise, presented at the California Workforce Association’s Annual Spring Conference in San Diego, California. With more than 400 people in attendance, the conference brought together workforce development practitioners, economic development professionals and educators from the governmental, nonprofit and for-profit sectors. The conference emphasized the importance of interdependent connections among community organizations to catalyze private sector hiring, help businesses stay competitive and put people back to work.
Mr. Wise, together with Learning to Work’s Career Advisor/Social Worker Kim Doldron and Job Retention Assistant Jonathan Bascombe, gave a 90-minute presentation on CASES’ youth workforce development services, with a focus on Learning to Work’s program model and its approach to working with over-age, under-credited and court-involved youth in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education. The presentation highlighted how CASES’ dynamic curriculum utilizes accountability to prepare youth for internships and success in the workforce.