Identify Job Training Best Practices
A designated task force appointed by the Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Development Division shall identify critical attributes of job training programs that shall be used:
- As criteria for guiding current job training organizations;
- As standards to evaluate the success of those programs; and
- As criteria for awarding priority grant funding from local foundations and other bodies.
When possible use public transit as an alternative to commuting or exploring the region. Participate in existing programs intended to increase ridership; visit Citizens for Modern Transit for more information on trying our local transit system: http://cmt-stl.org/programs/cmts-try-ride-program/.
Ask your employer about opportunities that may exist to intentionally expose students to your industry via internships, mentoring or other volunteer programs. Encourage your employer to develop relationships with local schools to expand opportunities for young people in diverse industries.