GWB Releases Grant Solicitation for Real Skills for Youth partnerships

The Governor’s Workforce Board has released a Grant Solicitation for Real Skills for Youth partnerships on December 4, 2018.

The purpose of this Grant Solicitation is for qualified organizations to form strategic partnerships to develop and implement high-quality paid work-based learning experiences and college and career readiness programming for youth in Summer 2019 and academic year 2019-20. The goal of the Real Skills for Youth program is to prepare youth for success in college and career through meaningful career exposure and exploration of potential career paths and their on-ramps, skill-building with an emphasis on essential and professional skills, and supported work-based learning experiences that allow participants to apply learning in a real-world setting. The Real Skills for Youth program, started in 2018, builds off the long-standing Summer Youth Employment program to enhance and scale work-based learning opportunities for youth, and more tightly connect work-based learning to year-round career readiness programming, by supporting partnerships among schools, youth-serving organizations, industry, and others.

Applications are due on February 1, 2019, and a pre-proposal conference will be scheduled for Friday, December 14, 1:30-3:00pm at the Department of Labor and Training in Room 73-1.  Attendance is strongly recommended; please send no more than two representatives from your organization and RSVP to caitlin.downing@dlt.ri.gov.

Interested applicants can view the Grant Solicitation here.

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