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Wednesday, September 21
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Session: Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Youth

Crystal Room - 3rd Level


Tracks: Administrators | Employment and Training 

Meeting the Challenges Facing Our Youth

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a range of impacts on youth and young adults across the US. This session will highlight what we know about these impacts and how states are developing strategies to reengage youth through workforce services. 


Scott B. Sanders, President and CEO, NASWA


Ava Cates, Secretary, Louisiana Workforce Commission
Ken Smith, President, Jobs for America’s Graduates
Sarah Swanson, Director, Strategic Engagement, Montana Department of Labor & Industry
Matthew Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Director, Economic & Workforce Development, Great Cities Institute