Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A soft skills training program for youth and young adults to increase their future employment opportunities: A grant proposal
by Kim, Eun, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 66; 1600058
Abstract (Summary)

Given the growing rates of youth and young adult unemployment today, particularly in urban contexts, this grant proposal seeks funding to support the development of a soft skills training program for youth ages 15-24 in the Baldwin Park area of Los Angeles County. Essential soft skills needed to help youth secure and retain successful employment can include the interpersonal skills of better communication with supervisors and co-workers the job, teamwork, conflict resolution, and the capacity to regulate time management. The goal of this program is to increase employability by giving these inner city youth an increasingly valued skill set in order to promote an increase in youth employability in this community. A comprehensive grant funding search identified the California Wellness Foundation as a potential funding source for the proposed program. The actual submission or funding of the grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the grant proposal.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wilson, Steve
Commitee: Kim, Mimi, O'Donnell, Julie
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 55/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Social work, Adult education, Vocational education
Keywords: 21st century skills, Essential skills, Millennials, Soft skills, Unemployment, Youth
Publication Number: 1600058
ISBN: 9781339077505
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