Employment & Training

FY 2021 Study of the U.S. Institutes for Student Leaders from the Western Hemisphere

The Study of the U. S. Branch (ECA/A/E/USS), Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), invites proposal submissions from accredited U.S. post-secondary education institutions (community colleges, liberal arts colleges, public and private universities) and other U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions of a 501(c)3 (see section C. Eligibility Information) for the design and implementation of five (5) Study of the U.S.

Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources

The fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) hold much promise as sectors of the economy where we can expect to see continuous vigorous growthin the coming decades. STEM job creation is expected to outpace non-STEM job creation significantly, according to the Commerce Department, reflecting the importance of STEM knowledge to the US economy. The National Science Foundation (NSF) plays a leadership role in developing and implementing efforts to enhance and improve STEM education in the United States.

Scholarships in STEM Network

Through this solicitation, NSF seeks to foster a network of S-STEM stakeholders and further develop the infrastructure needed to generate and disseminate new knowledge, successful practices and effective design principles arising from NSF S-STEM projects nationwide. The ultimate vision of the legislation governing the S-STEM parent program[1] (and of the current S-STEM-Net solicitation) is that all Americans, regardless of economic status, should be able to contribute to the American innovation economy if they so desire.

Resource: The Value of Relationships: Improving Human Services Participant Outcomes through Social Capital Handbook

This handbook provides the opportunity to better understand the concept and value of social capital, explore a constellation of guiding principles that underlie social-capital-related work, and implement specific practices to help program participants build and use social capital to improve their future through potential reductions in poverty, increases in employment, and improvements in well-being.

Share with Youth: YE4C Editorial Board Opportunity

The IWGYP is seeking youth ages 16-24 who are interested in writing and online content development for youth audiences to join the next cohort of the YE4C Editorial Board.

Reports: Federal Programs for Youth

The Congressional Research Service has released three reports: Federal Youth Employment and Job Training Programs, Vulnerable Youth: Employment and Job Training Programs, and Youth Labor Force Indicators in the Context of COVID-19.

Resource: Broadband Access Landscape

Information about available streams of funding for human services providers, educational institutions, and individuals and families to access broadband and devices, compiled in response to the pressing need for connectivity and internet access in these times.

Resources to Support Youth and Families During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

These can be difficult times for young people and those who work with them. Learn more about the respiratory illness coronavirus COVID-19 here. Below are resources on topics affecting youth and how supportive adults can help. Click on the arrows to find resources on each topic.

Resources by Topic

Child Care

Wanted: Internships for Youth

Many young people have had their summer internship plans canceled by the pandemic. The YE4C team is collecting a listing of paid and unpaid internships to help teens and young adults ages 16-24 build their skills during this time. Share internship opportunities for the YE4C website.

Worcester Youth Development and Professional Leadership Symposium

The WYDPLS started in 2016 as an effort to improve coordination and access to professional development opportunities aimed at improving the youth work force. In its third year of operation, its signature effort is an annual summer training program for youth ages 14-21 who are staffing Recreation Worcester summer programming and youth who are being placed in summer jobs across the city, some of which are in youth programs.