Recent events have spurred need for rapid transitions to virtual and remote service delivery. This is a shared need across training providers, job developers, employers, and job seekers. While educators, businesses, students, and workers across the country find new and innovative ways to adapt to this need, the TechHire TA team has compiled resources to assist grantees in identifying key approaches and strategies being utilized by other grantees as well as organizations across the country.

On this page, you will find links to summaries from Peer Learning Group call discussions held in the first half of 2020 that explore virtual instruction and job placement strategies as well as approach to providing remote participants with supportive services.

The TA Team will be adding additional content frequently, so please be sure to check back for new materials as they become available.

Transitioning to Online Learning, Remote Participant Support, and Job Placement Promising Practices – Peer Learning Group (PLG) Call Summary

In the early spring, TechHire hosted three PLG calls with TechHire grantees to help provide support during a time when many grantees were transitioning to remote work and learning environments. The Transitioning to Online Learning PLG call summary includes grantee presentations from two grantees on how they transitioned to online learning and advice for other grantees. Similarly, the Remote Participant Support PLG call summary outlines innovative supports grantees are offering participants to help navigate remote transitions and program disruptions. Finally, the Job Placement Promising Practices PLG call summary highlights employer engagement strategies and recent labor market information shared by subject matter experts, as well as a grantee highlight on their current job placement approaches.

 

Drive-Through Career Fairs: Accelerating the Job Search – Blog Post

This blog post highlights the innovative strategies organizations across the country are adopting to maintain employer interactions with prospective employees. Drive-through job fairs have become a safe and effective way to continue engagement and offer connections, which may prove to be useful for grantees looking to continue offering job opportunities and information to their participants.

 

Virtual Job Fairs: Connecting Talent with Business – Blog Post

Programs have also been conducting virtual job fairs to help participants connect to employers. This blog post highlights the importance of virtual job fairs as well as some of the logistics that grantees should consider when planning a virtual job fair. It also highlights the work of a current TechHire grantee who has been working to prep their participants for virtual job fair sessions.

 

Maximizing the Power of Social Media for Recruitment and Engagement – Resource Brief

This resource brief outlines specific social media strategies for targeting and supporting youth and young adults ages 17-29. Through effective social media outreach, TechHire grantees are helping participants stay engaged and work toward completion and transitioning into employment.