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.