Diana Jackson, President and Senior Youth Workforce Consultant, Youth Workforce Solutions, Columbus, OH
From high school teacher to Ohio's Assistant Deputy Director for the Office of Workforce Development, Diana has focused on effective policies and practices that lead to outcomes. Diana Jackson also directed LearningWork Connection at The Ohio State University and was Director of Youth Workforce Solutions for Wonderlic, Inc.
CWDP Competencies Covered:
History and Structure of the Workforce Development System, Career Development, Program Management
Improving Literacy and Numeracy Measures for Youth
Basic literacy and numeracy skills are vital for success in the workplace, but meeting the Gains in Literacy or Numeracy performance measure can sometimes be a challenge for WIA youth programs. Program design, assessment practices, and reporting all play a part in achieving positive performance on this critical measure.
In PY 2009,
55% of all WIA youth exiters were basic skills deficient
70% of out of school exiters were basic skills deficient
50% of out of school exiters who had diplomas or GEDs before participation were still basic skills deficient when they exited
Both new experienced WIA service providers and administrators will benefit from this practical session, which will provide an overview of the Literacy/Numeracy WIA youth performance measure. Participants will learn five strategies for improving literacy and numeracy outcomes:
Understanding the measure
Designing programs to improve engagement and retention
Using youth-friendly assessment principles and practices
Using instructional strategies that are effective for at-risk youth
Registration for this event is now closed
Please note: A cancellation fee of $15 will be applied if requested prior to March 14, 2012.