Cross-posted from the National Skills Coalition Blog
By Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Hundreds of immigration-related events are being held across the United States during Welcoming Week from September 15-24 (yes, it’s more than a week). Many of the events are focusing on the skills and contributions of immigrant workers.
National Skills Coalition began the week by joining more than 200 workforce advocates at the UnidosUS (formerly NCLR) 2017 Workforce Development Forum, held in Las Vegas. Director of Upskilling Policy Amanda Bergson-Shilcock presented two workshops and participated in a Best Practices Café.
Each year, NCLR’s Workforce Development Forum provides a platform for uniting and engaging the Latino community on issues that affect the immigrant workforce. This year, one of the focuses will be addressing the complex needs of America’s future workforce: our young people.
Along with the knowledge and skills that participants will take from this year’s Forum, which will once again be held in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, attendees will also have the opportunity to network and mingle with leaders from the various fields that make up workforce development. Attendees will also get the chance to learn from one another with the hope of enhancing our education and workforce systems for years to come.
The 2017 NCLR Workforce Development pre-Forum training is now public! Take a look at the many offerings available at the premier workforce development conference dedicated to serving immigrant communities.
This year, one of the prominent themes will be addressing the needs of America’s future workforce: our young adults—especially disconnected and opportunity youth.
We even have a sneak peek at some of the sessions available.