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In the Media

Taking a shift in the right direction: The importance of jobs in high school

Collegiate Times — 03/12/2017

Entering the workforce can be scary for anyone — whether you’re 22 and fresh out of college or 16 and barely through high school. However, facing that fear and entering the workforce at a young age, namely in your high school years, both lays the groundwork for your future while also contributing to vast personal development. Read More

A pipeline to manufacturing jobs in R.I.

The Providence Journal — 02/12/2017

A New England Institute of Technology program aligns workers who lost jobs with manufacturers that have them — including Electric Boat. A Drexel University study found that graduates of the program over a period of two years were "substantially more likely to be employed [particularly welders] and that their earnings were sharply higher relative to the matched comparison group." Read More

R.I. economic growth expected to be sluggish through 2020

The Providence Journal — 01/17/2017

Rhode Island has yet to recover from the Great Recession and is forecast to continue its slow growth through 2020, at a slower pace than the nation, according to the latest economic outlook produced for the New England Economic Partnership. Read More

How Employers And Policymakers Can Improve Job Opportunities For Young People

Forbes — 01/12/2017

How old were you when you had your first job? High unemployment rates among teens and young adults has caught the attention of both press and policymakers. Since 2000, the job market for teens and young adults has shrunk. Only about 26 percent of youth are employed, according to Paul Harrington, director of the center for labor markets and policy at Drexel University. Instead, he says, there has been a rapid influx of older workers into traditional teen jobs. Read More

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Public Speaking & Presenting

Economic and Labor Market Developments and Outlook

“Opportunity Rising: Los Angeles Disconnected Youth”, City of LA WIB, Los Angeles, California, December 15, 2016

Workforce Development

“The Human Capital Deficit of Disconnected Youth in Philadelphia”, Community Empowerment and Opportunity, Philadelphia, PA August 18, 2016

Higher Education

Career and Technical Education Teachers, Edison High School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2015

Disability, Higher Education, and the Labor Market

“Understanding Employer Risk in Recruiting, Screening and Hiring,” DisAbility Jobs Summit, Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, October 8, 2013.

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