Virtual Concierge For The Unemployed
COVID19 has changed the way we live and work for the foreseeable future and has challenged the American workforce system in ways that many of us could never imagine. The sheer volume of impacted workers filing for unemployment has overwhelmed the systems put in place to provide a safety net for the American Worker and the youth that represent our future workforce.
Social distancing and health concerns have placed a unique focus on organizations transitioning to online services/operations which presents diverse challenges for on the job training programs like Washington, DC's Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP) designed to provide youth ages 16-24 with an introduction to the workforce.
Unemployment the Economic Shock
Economic shocks, like what we are experiencing as a result of COVID19, are often the root cause of economic downturns and recessions. Recognizing this challenge, Kinetic Potential has focused its WIOA project teams on:
- Developing solutions that expand the capacity of the American workforce system.
- Provides direct virtual support to the unemployed.
How is this achieved during what most would consider the largest exogenous shock to the American economy since the great depression?
KPConnect and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
Today we're very proud to showcase Kinetic Potential's Virtual Summer Youth Employment Program and how our youngest WIOA Team Members are helping us fulfill this objective. This presentation represents each of these individuals' first week on the job and for many, it was actually their first day on the job!
While we think our KP Interns and KP Apprentices are absolutely remarkable, we also recognize that we may not be 100% objective so we thought it prudent to invite a few judges to provide a third-party assessment of our youth's presentation. Take a look for yourself to see how our team held up under the scrutiny of Mr. Lee Thompson, District of Columbia's Department of Employment Services, Mr. Rahman Ali Buggs, Redsummer TV, and Mr. Phillip Lartigue, The Arc DC.
KPConnect WIOA Review
Our team has taken the input from the judges and they are hard at work as we speak advancing their plans for KP's Virtual Concierge services for the unemployed and we need additional judges to challenge the team's analysis and assess if they should move forward with their plans or if they have missed the mark and should terminate their efforts.
How can you help?
The WIOA Workforce team will continue to develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing those who are unemployed or underemployed and we welcome professionals from our workforce system, technologists, marketing professionals, and the unemployed themselves to help us evaluate our latest offerings and delivery models..
To volunteer to serve as a judge or if you simply want to join us an "audience member" to observe our zoom call please complete the following survey to indicate your interest and availability: Survey
We look forward to hearing from you and collectively we can change the game so #Everyonecangopro!.