The Job Forum has expanded, and offers career guidance and job search skills to two age groups of young people in a program called Workforce of the Future. This is a new initiative supported in part by a grant from the Miranda Lux Foundation who fosters vocational programs and training for the young. The program and number of special job seeker sessions has been expanded since we started it in 2022 and has been honed based on research The Job Forum conducted with young people in two groups:
15-18 high school students
For teen job hunters, The Job Forum goal is to assist them to better understand career vocational alternatives, including opening their awareness to careers and jobs they may be unaware of, and compare the desirability of all of their alternatives. Some of these alternatives may not require a four-year college education. Teens often have little access to learn about newer growing job categories, and yet this information is more crucial than ever in their selecting educational opportunities and future careers.
18- 25 college and early career
For those 18 and above, The Job Forum includes special sessions on how to actually conduct career and job research, what professions or industries to consider along with information on how to contact adults for informational interviewing and how to build resumes, write effective cover letters and create effective LinkedIn profiles.
We are fortunate to have an advisory board to help us
Aiden Kelly, Job Forum Program Advisor, “Workforce of the Future”
Aidan Kelly is our lead Program Advisor to the Job Forum’s Workforce of the Future Youth Program. In this capacity he provides input, helps with outreach, and advises The Job Forum about the vocational jobs and careers youth programs. Aidan is a citizen of San Francisco, a Political Science major in college and plans to work in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Job Forum “Workforce of the Future” Program Advisory Panel
The advisory panel provides input, ideas for topics about careers or vocations, and helps with outreach to students in order for them to benefit by attending the tailored sessions of The Job Forum “Workforce of the Future “program.
Samantha L. is a student at Hillsdale High School where she is involved in her school theater program, Dungeons and Dragons Club and is the assistant manager of the Boys Tennis team. She is interested in exploring potential careers in Biology and Literature. She is passionate about reading and writing. She also enjoys drawing and playing Genshin Impact in her free time.
Chloe L. is a student at Design Tech High School, sponsored by Oracle, which is a public charter school combining academic content with creative problem solving. She is involved in the school’s community service club, volleyball, soccer, and track team. She envisions exploring career options in Biology and Entrepreneurship.