Many, if not most, young people are undecided about what kind of work, or careers, they want to pursue, or how to prepare for an effective job search.
With funding assistance from The Miranda Lux Foundation and in partnership with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) College and Career Readiness Program, The Job Forum, has created a series of “Workforce of the Future” workshops for young (15-25 age) job seekers.
We had our first four youth program events in 2022 and we will continue the new program in 2023. Each of the workshops leveraged the expertise of San Francisco Bay Area professions from companies such as Meta (Facebook), LinkedIn, UCSF, TEKsystems, and Exchange Bank to provide practical career and job search guidance and tools.
|· Introduction to Key Careers (e.g. Technology, Social Media, Healthcare, Banking) – COMPLETED||August 25, 2022|
|· Introduction to Key Professions (e.g. Marketing, Biotech, Education, Finance) – COMPLETED||September 21, 2022|
|· The Powerful Benefits of Informational Interviewing (15-25’s click link below to register)||October 26, 2022|
|· Developing Compelling Resumes and Cover Letters (15-25’s click link below to register)||November 2, 2022|
Comments from the first workshops include:
“This event was great and very informative! I am glad I attended and want to thank everyone for their time and insights.”
“It was an unbelievable panel. Yeah. Yeah.”
“Yes, this was especially helpful. Before this meeting I didn’t know too much about Staffing Agencies. Now I am excited to work with one or more.”
“Thank you for all of the insights!”
“Yes, this was very insightful and very nice to put human faces on a whole industry that could be a great partner/asset in my career transition.”
“These sessions are great. Learning from people doing this every day is helpful.”
“ The managers from local companies make me feel like I can talk to adults and ask for their help and advice. This is an incredible way to broaden my thinking on what kind of study and work I might b find interesting for my own future”.
The Job Forum’s “Workforce of the Future” Workshop Series for Young Career & Job Searchers is a great new program
Market Research Consultant & Strategist, longtime Job Forum volunteer.