Youth Employment Pilot
This innovative, tech-driven pilot provides young people with new ways to access employers and build long-term career paths, breaking the cycle of poverty.
125 new partnerships to increase the number of opportunities for employment for young Angelenos
Over 100 job placements
As a part of this pilot project which resulted in a searchable web application, young people were able to take a career assessment and connect with employers who match their interests.
For young people to break cycles of poverty, they need more than just a job. They need paths to a career.
With support from MFLA’s SPARK grants program, the Youth Employment Pilot build upon research and analysis from the University of Southern California (USC) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to develop unique interventions: career assessment and job matching technologies. The pilot’s goal was to use technology to connect young people to career placements on a citywide scale.
Partnering with the L.A. Area Chamber of Commerce and the City’s Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), the pilot debuted FindYourFuture.la, which provided youth with connections to employers and professional development opportunities.
Economic & Workforce Development Department
LA Area Chamber of Commerce
University of Southern California
Boston Consulting Group
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