Workforce Development

Facilitating Afterschool Workforce Connections

aspThe afterschool workforce needs individuals who have a heart for youth, a head for teaching, a body for action, and a spirit for motivating others. Indeed, afterschool is not for wimps! Afterschool programs require dedicated individuals who are serious about developing kids and committed to the cause. That is why Central Valley Afterschool Foundation offers a comprehensive strategy aimed at addressing workforce recruitment and retention issues.

Here are three ways we have supported workforce development in our region:

College Connections
For college students, afterschool jobs provide multiple benefits: predictable afternoon hours, skills development, career exploration, the rewards and challenges of working with youth, above-minimum wages, social rewards, and excellent job experience. (more…)

Cultivating Afterschool Talent

employment-opportunitiesCentral Valley Afterschool Foundation recently delivered three four-hour training sessions on behalf of Region VII entitled “Afterschool Talent: A New Era for Recruitment and Retention.” The overriding goal of the training is to teach techniques and stimulate critical dialogue about workforce recruitment and retention to improve effectiveness.

The interactive training included a variety of hands-on activities and discussion within the following topics:

  • Afterschool Program Brand
  • Job Sourcing and Marketing Examples
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • Onboarding
  • Staff Engagement
  • Leadership and Management
  • Coaching and Development
  • Generational Understanding

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