Next Generation Youth Workforce Summit
Next Generation Youth Workforce Summit
Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:00 AM - Thursday, April 4, 2024 12:00 PM (EDT)
There are more than 3.8 million youth and young adults under the age of 24 in Pennsylvania.
Tap into the future of Pennsylvania's workforce and economy.
The Next Generation Youth Workforce Summit will bring together Pennsylvania youth program providers across workforce development, higher-education, K-12, youth job coaches, community-organizations, and other professionals who serve youth - to network with peers, share ideas and experiences, and discover new and innovative programs, products, and services.
The Summit convenes these stakeholders so that Pennsylvania can collaboratively increase opportunities for youth and young adults by breaking down the barriers and issues impacting them.
The event will hold innovative, thought-provoking presentations, workshops, development and networking opportunities that attendees can utilize and embed in their daily professional activities.
April 3-4, 2024
Community College of Allegheny County
PWDA Member: $260 | Non-Member: $310
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To make hotel reservations, please book directly through Residence Inn by Marriott Northshore website, using this link to receive the conference rate. If booking via phone, call 412-321-2099 and indicate that you are with the PA Workforce Development Association Youth Summit. The conference rate is $136.00 plus tax. Reservations must be made on or before March 4, 2024 to receive the conference rate.
*subject to change
Day 1 – Wednesday, April 3, 2024
|9:00 am - 4:30 pm
|10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Welcome & Opening Keynote
|11:15 am - 12:15 pm
|Workshops Round 1
|12:15pm - 2:00 pm
|Lunch (Out in the City)
|2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
NextGen Voices: Youth Perspectives on Workforce Development
|3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
|Workshops Round 2
|4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
|End of Day General Session:
Cross-Sector Solutions: Advancing Youth Workforce in Pittsburgh & SWPA
Day 2 – Thursday, April 4, 2024
|9:00 am - 10:00 am
|Workshops Round 3
|10:00 am - 10:45 am
|Coffee & Networking Break in Exhibit Hall
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Closing General Session:
Building Bridges: The Intersection of Education and Workforce for Next-Gen Success
|Know Yourself: Supporting LGBTQIA+ Youth in the Workforce
|Connecting Dreams To Careers!
Darrell "Coach D" Andrews
You Can Expand Opportunities and Serve More Young Adults! – Ohio’s Braiding of WIOA Youth and TANF
Ohio Workforce Association
|Effective Communication Strategies for the Multi-Generational Leader
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The BluePrint – 10 Steps to Developing ENTRY level young adults for IT Careers
The HOPE Project Training Academy
Bridging Gaps in the City of Bridges: A Comprehensive Approach to Education-Workforce Integration
UPMC, Consortium for Public Education & Partner4Work
|Serving Gen Z Youth through a DEIB Lens
|Untapped Talent: A Guide to Employing Justice Impacted Individuals
JEVS Human Services
Supporting Creative Workforce Development through Digital Storytelling
The Andy Warhol Museum
An Apprenticeship Model for Recruiting and Retaining Special Education Teacher Aides
Bucks County Intermediate Unit
Life Changing Careers: Auberle & UPMC Magee-Women's Hospital’s Award Winning Partnership
Auberle Employment Institute
|Collaboration over Competition
April 3rd, 10AM: Opening Keynote
Keynote To Be Announced!
April 3rd, 2 PM: NextGen Voices: Youth Perspectives on Workforce Development
Explore the insights and perspectives of a diverse panel of young individuals who have engaged with Partner4Work and their youth workforce programs. This discussion focuses on next generation thinking, providing a platform for youth to communicate their desires for career paths, articulate effective engagement strategies, and express their needs for success in the workforce. Through candid dialogue, our next generation will offer valuable insights into the motivations and aspirations of the emerging workforce.
April 3rd, 4:30 PM: Cross-Sector Solutions: Advancing Youth Workforce in Pittsburgh & SWPA
Explore the collaborative spirit driving regional workforce initiatives in Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania, as stakeholders from diverse sectors unite to empower the next generation. From community organizations to industry giants, discover how cross-sector partnerships are shaping innovative youth workforce programs. This panel delves into the collective strategies that are nurturing talent and fostering economic growth beyond traditional boundaries. Join us to experience the power of regional collaboration and learn how Pittsburgh and SWPA are paving the way for a thriving future workforce.
Rob Cherry, CEO, Partner4Work
Terry Wiltrout, President, Washington Health System & Board Chair of the Pennsylvania State Workforce Board
Brianna McMeekin, Vice President Talent Program Manager, PNC
Moderated By: Rachel Mauer, President, Pittsburgh Chapter, German Chamber of Commerce
April 4th, 11 AM: Building Bridges: The Intersection of Education and Workforce for Next-Gen Success
Join industry leaders, educators, and policymakers as they explore innovative strategies to equip the next generation with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in evolving career landscapes. From reimagining curricula to fostering mentorship programs and leveraging emerging technologies, this panel delves into the crucial link between education and workforce readiness, ensuring a seamless transition for students into fulfilling and sustainable careers.
Judd Pittman, Director of the Bureau of Career and Technical Education, PA Department of Education
Dr. Debra Roach, Vice President for Workforce Development, CCAC
Jackie Foor, Executive Director, Consortium for Public Education
Moderated by: John Pulver, Executive Director, PACTA
Allegheny Campus - North Shore 808 Ridge Ave
Pittsburgh, 15212 United States