Parents and Educators of Teens and Teen Workers

The federal government must work across the silos

The federal government must work across the silos of the federal departments to prioritize safety. When people move from home, to the road, to school, to a job, they don't think that they just crossed between four different federal agencies.

Partnering with major advocacy groups, like the National PTA, can get in front of a lot of people all at once – teachers, parents and potential employers. #EPWChat

 

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Incorporate these messages into existing communications

Incorporate these messages into existing communications. In addition to social media, teens are getting information from their employers, parents, or school – and these are already audiences of the DOL. Find opportunities to make these messages appealing in different media formats, or easy to push out in a number of ways by the people who are already connected to teens. 

-This idea is attributed to the National Safety... more »

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Encourage peer to peer communication

Encourage peer to peer communication; allow teen voices to promote the importance of safety & self-advocacy in the workplace. Students w/ disabilities need to understand the importance of self-disclosure to access reasonable accommodations on the job.

 

-This idea is attributed to Best Buddies via Twitter Chat from May 18, 2021

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In the classroom

While we know students love to be on #SnapChap and #TicToc, they don't always watch public feeds about safety. Using a cell phone in a classroom makes learning fun. Check out #Kahoot. Also, connect with #teachers to make their job easier by creating games and #quizlets for them.

-This idea is attributed to the National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS) via Twitter Chat from May... more »

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Leverage Community College Resources to Improve Job Outcomes

Community colleges are crucial pieces of the nation's workforce development infrastructure and in many states, community colleges help direct the investment of WIOA dollars in programs or agencies. State and local Workforce Investment Boards can build sector partnerships that leverage community colleges and other education and training providers to develop career pathways that align workforce supply and demand. WIOA emphasizes... more »

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Focus on Closing Gaps in HS Graduation Rates for BIPOC Students

The pandemic has made clear that the nation must transform itself to advance racial justice and make equitable opportunities a reality. Achieving that reality must begin by improving educational outcomes for students of color with disabilities. In public schools across the nation, there are 6.5 million students with disabilities. Out of that number, fully 3.5 million are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) students... more »

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A 13th year to close the educational gap left by the pandemic

The pandemic has adversely impacted students with disabilities in the state of Texas. The loss of instructional time has made valuable employment transition skills nonexistent due the pandemic and shortened school year. High school seniors, especially high school seniors with disabilities have run out of time to complete their high school diploma and take advantage of school to work transitional services. In public schools... more »

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US Peace Corps Volunteer (EC-56) Environmental Science Teacher

Co host an event with local firefighters and invite local individuals to participate in regional EMS trainings. I've long been an advocate for combining existing models  Build a multi generational EMS program to include Search and Rescue. Remodle Americorps in Indian Country to be more independent  not relying on Tribal  resources. Combine an academic program in EMS with paid academic internships from accredited colleges... more »

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Oklahoma Department of Labor

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) provides various services and guidance to help Oklahoma employers provide a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. One such service is our Child Labor Division, where Child Labor Specialist Lester Claravall, ( lester.claravall@labor.ok.gov ) is eager to help employers, parents, students, and educators fully understand and successfully navigate the unique opportunities... more »

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