Youth Workforce Development Service Area Strategy
The Career Awareness Strategy is designed to provide the opportunity for young people to explore their career interests while developing job readiness and soft skills. Career Awareness programs will offer activities and experiences that expose youth to a range of careers and help them begin to understand the educational and employment steps needed to reach them. Career Awareness programs target middle school students who are not yet old enough to legally work.
DCYF allocated $1,206,000 in annual funding to nine programs across nine agencies for the Career Awareness Strategy.
Strategy Goals include:
To help participants understand a diverse range of career and educational pathways including the experience, knowledge, skills and education required.
To help participants assess their own interests and skills and educate them on how these things can translate into future careers.
To help participants develop important job readiness and soft skills and have the ability to practice and hone these skills in a supportive environment.