Workforce Development and Family Engagement

Kentucky Ballroom Salon B November 5, 2019 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm

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Scott Allen
Ashley Brown
Dorothy Stoltz

How can government, schools, libraries, and community organizations work together to identify families whose employment situations inhibit school engagement and support them with programs and services to help them reach better educational and economic outcomes? Schools, libraries, and community organizations collaborate to alleviate the burdens on low-income families to facilitate better parent/child/educator interaction. Many public libraries offer programs that help jobseekers and entrepreneurs, such as databases, skill development programs, GED support, and interview help. Schools are helping parents connect to employment and advance in their careers. Community-based and city/county programs provide job training and employment help in various community settings.