Workforce Development Organizations

Workforce Development Organizations bring in the tour for Summer Youth Employment Programs and year-round training.

The tour is attractive because of its unique ability to connect with and keep youth engaged for long periods of time. The tour inspires students to make the most out of your Workforce Development Organization's programs and resources.

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Entrepreneurial Thinking & Entrepreneurship in Workforce Development

"I am calling on our nation's Governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that don't simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking, entrepreneurship and creativity."
- Barack Obama Obama's Education Speech March, 2009

The Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration, recommends partnerships between entrepreneurship educators and local Workforce Investment Boards nationwide. How are you preparing for this new push? Don't wait to the last minute if you don't have to.

Entrepreneurship has always been an important part of WIA, just check pages 62-63 of the WIA Act where it states training services should include "Entrepreneurial Training".

Integrating Entrepreneurship into the Public Workforce System Throughout America Report

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In 2009, The Department of Labor funded the development of a report that is a call to action for the workforce development system to integrate entrepreneurship. Below are a few highlights:
  • In a questionnaire, 87 percent of WIB administrators said that entrepreneurship should be included as a career option for the unemployed, but only 43 percent said they "sometimes" consider entrepreneurship as equal to other career options (57 percent said seldom or never).
  • Although business leaders serve on the 600+ WIBs, they rarely consider this system as a way to help people become self-employed or encourage local career centers to provide assistance to potential entrepreneurs.
  • In the US, small businesses employ about half of all private sector employees, pay nearly 45 percent of total U.S. private payroll, and have generated 60-80 percent of net new jobs annually over the last decade.
  • The worker with an entrepreneur's business knowledge and skills is an asset in any setting, from a large corporation to a sole proprietorship.
  • Under Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), the Public Workforce System provides support at the State and local levels to individuals who need services, including job seekers, dislocated workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. Potential entrepreneurs exist in many of these groups.

Samples of Entrepreneurial Occupations shown in the 16 Career Clusters

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Architecture & Construction Finance
Farmer, Rancher, Veterinarian, Pet Shop Operator, Agricultural Chemical Dealer Architect, General Contractor, Carpenter, Carpet Installer, Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Modeler, Remodeler, Plumber, Surveyor Personal Financial Advisor, Tax Preparation Specialist, Accountant, Financial Analyst, Claims Investigator, Appraiser
Business Mgmnt & Admin. Education & Training Human Services
Entrepreneur, Chief Executive, Top Collection Executive, Top Investment Executive, Accountant, Human Resources Consultant, Interpreter & Translator, Business Consultant, Small Business Owner & Entrepreneur, E-Commerce Manager & Entrepreneur, Public Relations Specialist, Public Relations Writer, Demonstrator and Product Promoter Superintendent, College President, Preschool Teacher/Director, Kindergarten Teacher/Director, Child Care teacher/Director, Teacher Marriage, Child and Family Counselor, Coordinator of Volunteers, Career Counselor, Barber, Cosmetologist, Hairdresser, Hairstylist, Nail Technician, Manicurist, Peticurist, Funeral Director/Mortician, Personal and Home Care Aide, Companion, Personal Trainer, Massage Therapist, Certified Financial Planner, Insurance Representative, Sales Consultant, Field Merchandising Representative, Small business owner
Govt & Public Admin Health Science Hospitality & Tourism
President, Governor, Mayor, City Manager, Business/Enterprise Official, Director (Various Agencies), Executive Director - Foundations or Associations Dentist, Massage Therapist, Mortician, Optometrist, Physician (MD/DO), Veterinarian, Cytotechnologist, Home Health Care Deliverer Restaurant Owner, Bakery Owner, Caterer, Director of Volunteer Services, Tour Guide, Tour Operator, Reservationist, Interpreter, Resort Instructor
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Information Technology Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Technical Computer Support Technician, Graphic Designer, CAD Technician, Fashion Illustrator, Dancer, Play writer, Screen writer, Script writer, Performer, Actor, Musician, Computer Programmer, Systems Analyst Network Administrator, Systems Administrator, Systems Engineer, Data Systems Designer, Systems Architect, Multimedia Author, Multimedia Developer, Web Adminstrator, Website Developer Grant Writer, Physical Security Specialist, Loss Prevention/Security Specialist, Computer Security Specialist, Executive Protection Specialist, Industrial Espionage Security, Physical Property Security, Bonds Person, Private Dectective & Investigator, Mediator/Arbitrator
Manufacturing Marketing Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Process Improvement Technician, Installer/Repairer - Various industries, Safety Engineer, Process Improvement Technician, Pattern and model maker Entrepreneur, Owner, Small Business Owner, Chief Executive Officer, Proprietor, Broker, Store Manager, Web Master, Web Designer, Copy writer-Designer Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Programmer, Prototype Engineer, Safety Engineer, Survey Technician, Technical Writer, Nutritionist
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics
Industrial and Packaging Engineer, Civil Engineer, Surveying and Mapping Technician, Inspector - all modes of transportation, Travel and Transportation Agent

Featured Testimonial

Margaret Spellings, Former Secretary of Education & Executive VP at National Chamber Foundation

"The presentations the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour speakers gave to our audience [National Chamber Foundation Annual Meeting] were informative and inspiring. Attendees were thoroughly invigorated by the unique style you use to share the message of free enterprise, and they now have a new understanding of how young entrepreneurs are making their business dreams into realities. It is commendable that a young group of business leaders are so adept at sharing lessons of success and failure to leaders of all ages in such a meaningful way. I look forward to working with you on future American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. events."