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2017 WIOA Youth Summit Resource Page


The 2017 WIOA Youth Summit occurred on Monday October 23, 2017. 

The Youth Summit 2017 will brought together a diverse targeted cross-section of those working with out of school (OSY) youth from state, local workforce development boards and their youth providers of programming, American Job Center Partners, private non-profit and philanthropic resources and selected youth to achieve the following learning objectives:

Summits Learning Objectives:

1. Increase awareness of Connecticut youth with significant barriers to job training and education  

2. Compare the scale of WIOA services to youth with barriers to the level of need in comparable populations in Connecticut

3. Of all barriers identified under WIOA, identify and agree on the most significant barriers to the engagement of CT youth in WIOA-funded programs in education, workforce training and employment.  

4. Begin to develop a blueprint/work plan for interdisciplinary approaches to engaging youth.


1. Untapped Potential

2. Basic Skills Deficiency

3. Kisha Bird (CLASP) Presentation

4. EASTCONN Out of School Summit

5. Serv/Safe Presentation

6. Using technology to Bridge the Gap

7. DOL Conference Closing Presentation

Workforce Development Board Youth Contacts:

◊ North Central - Capital Workforce Partners - (860) 899-3444

◊ East - Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board - Melissa Laws - Program Specialist - (860) 859-4100

◊ Northwest- Northwest Regional Workforce Investment Board

          ▪ Bob Coatta, Youth Programs Manager - (203) 574-6971 ext. 450

          ▪ Tracy Giorgio, Youth Assistant and Assessment Specialist - (203) 574-6971 ext. 453

◊ South Central Workforce Alliance - Aurora Grant- Youth Services Coordinator - (203) 867-4030 ext. 246 

◊ South West The WorkPlace - Natasha Gorham - Team Lead Youth - (203) 416-8492

Opportunity Youth Resources

Last Updated: June 25, 2018

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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