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Education In Action Event Focuses On Youth Employment

June 29, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 29, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership will host an Education in Action event on the topic of Youth Employment: How to Maximize the Opportunities on Thursday, July 20. The event will take place from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at Catch Des Moines, 400 Locust, Suite 265 in Des Moines. 

With the constant search for talent at the top of so many employers’ lists and with current legislation around youth employment, employers are exploring out how to hire youth and do it right. This workshop will gather experts and service providers who are working with youth daily. 

Confirmed Panelists for the workshop include: 

  • Kylie Rinehart, Workforce Program Partner Iowa/Nebraska, MercyOne 
  • Dwight Jackson, Associate Executive Director, Urban Dreams 
  • Alice Castle, Counselor Specialist, IVRS 
  • Allyson Vukovich, Vice President of Programs & Employer Engagement, IJAG 
  • Marvin DeJear, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Moderator 

This workshop will provide best practices on youth employment and ways to ensure employers are maximizing opportunities to employees and developing youth for the future workforce.  

“Youth employability is an important topic that is top of mind for employers,” said Dr. Marvin DeJear, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer at The Partnership. “The panelists at this workshop will share best practices on how to retain youth and provide them pathways to enhance their future career opportunities.”  

Learn more and register here.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com