Supporting Youth in Life Transitions, Career Exploration, and Workforce Navigation


Supporting Youth in Life Transitions, Career Exploration, and Workforce Navigation

bulletOnline Training

bulletRecorded on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

bullet1.5 hour training

bulletFREE for YIPA members

bullet$30 for non-YIPA members

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Young people will encounter many life transition points as they develop. Two of the most common ones they may struggle with are career exploration and workforce navigation. Facing those transitions, a young person can feel excited and scared all at the same time. They need confidence to explore options and opt into the workforce in ways that work for them.

Because of the trust you’ve built with young people, you’re in an ideal position to encourage and support their exploration. You’ll have connections to resources and tools that you can share. You can learn to be a judgment-free sounding board for their ideas and create the space to face their fears and work through hurdles.

This training is relevant to anyone working with middle school and high school aged youth. Even if a young person’s next step is staying in school, you can spark their critical thinking skills and motivate them to start exploring options now. You’ll gain actionable strategies that are backed by research, along with resources you can use. You’ll learn about the common challenges young people may experience along the way, including the inequities underserved communities face, and how you can help them be more successful as they create a life that brings them joy and fulfillment.

Your Learning Objectives

  • Identify resources for exploring career pathways for all ages
  • Learn conversation starters and probing questions to help youth develop critical thinking in the workforce
  • Be able to summarize action planning strategies to support transitional phases for young people
  • Explore common pitfalls young people experience in the workforce or pathway exploration

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Your Trainer

Sarah Lewandowski, Trainer for Supporting Youth in Life Transitions, Career Exploration, and Workforce Navigation

Sarah Lewandowski has a passion for community building, storytelling, and bright colors. She currently serves as the Manager of Curriculum & Training for Genesys Works and focuses on providing learning and development opportunities to underserved students. Previously, Sarah has worked with college women across the country on personal and professional development while focusing on a holistic approach to personal growth. She received her bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University where she studied psychology and studio art and developed her interest in elevating the stories of those around her. She then went on to pursue her Master of Education with a focus on community engagement and culturally sustaining pedagogy. In her free time, Sarah is a yoga teacher and artist focusing on the relationship between mental health and creativity.

Your Competency Focus Area


Each of YIPA’s trainings are designed around a broad framework of eight youth work competencies. The competency focus of this training is: YOUTH DEVELOPMENT.

Strengthen your commitment to implement positive youth development strategies, understand development channels, and support youth through developmental changes.

Details

  • Online Training
  • Recorded on Wednesday, April 22, 2020
  • 1.5 hour training
  • FREE for YIPA members
  • $30 for non-YIPA members
  • Not a member? Annual memberships are only $99 for individuals and only $250 for organizations. Join now or learn more.

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This training will count as 1.5 CE hours for most boards. Please contact your board directly with questions on submitting. You can print or save this training information as a PDF for your records.