Education and Workforce Consultants, LLC

 

Experience

Panelists, 2007 Deaf Youth Transition Summit NM School for the Deaf

Panelists, 2007 Deaf Youth
Transition Summit
New Mexico School for the Deaf

Education and Workforce Consultant’s Principal provided initial training to Youth Opportunity grantee directors when they were newly-hired to implement the $4-$12 million projects within their communities. 

We have also developed operations and policies manuals (Washington, D.C. and Mid-Region Council of Governements, New Mexico); implementation and planning at the regional levels for training youth workers (National Youth Employment Coalition); monitoring and oversight of One-Stop Centers (Washington, D.C, El Paso, TX); sustaining community-wide youth programs (U.S. Department of Labor).

Dominique Cordova as seen from Snack Runner mobile food cart, 2008

Dominique Cordova as seen from
Snack Runner mobile food cart, 2008

Resource mapping in a workforce development area is an important part of partnership-building.  The firm developed a method for resource mapping that includes young people in assessing the youth services and resources in a community.  The result was a study that mapped the youth resources of five communities and involved youth in gaining that information. 

Assistance is also provided to agencies needing help with fundraising through the lens of long-term sustainability.  The firm’s has expertise in this area and has been successful in gaining funding for One-Stop and especially youth-serving programs. 

Students of a Vocational School, Manila, Philippines

Students of a Vocational School
Manila, Philippines

Products developed with public sector funds are to be shared with other individuals and agencies seeking to learn from experience, practice and error.  So that others may avoid making mistakes that impact a customer.  Products developed by the firm include:

  • Implementation Guide for Development of a Youth Worker Training Program
  • Conducting an Evaluative Site Visit for Learning
  • Guide for Meeting Members of Congress for Advocacy
  • Nonprofit Leader’s Guide on Advocacy
  • Policy Manual for State and Local Workforce Investment Boards
  • Operational Policies for State and Local Workforce Development Area
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Consultant on youth employment and transition to work, formulation of national strategies for youth employment
  • Workforce Connection of Central New Mexico, Administrator for region’s policy development, implementation, program procedures
    • New Mexico Forum for Youth in Community, Consultant on capacity-building initiatives
    • Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board, Consultant on effective youth programming
    • District of Columbia Department of Employment Services, Management Consultant
    • Upper Rio Grande @ Work (Texas), Youth Services Consultant
    • National Youth Employment Coalition, (Washington, DC), Consultant and Advisor for New Leaders Academy
Jobs for America's Graduates-New Mexico Career Development Conference, 2007

Jobs for America's Graduates
New Mexico Career Development
Conference, 2007

Adrienne R. Smith is a Board member of National Youth Employment Coalition and founding director of the organization’s leadership and management training program for youth workers. 

Ms. Smith served as Vice President for the national Jobs for America’s Graduates, assisting state education and labor commissioners in coordinating policies on behalf of young people.  Her depth of experience with youth service and workforce issues is broadened through Nonprofit Management at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  She also holds a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Jobs for America's Graduates-New Mexico Career Development Conference, 2006

Jobs for America's Graduates
New Mexico Career Development Conference, 2006

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