Released: March 24, 2021
On March 23, the Delaware County Workforce Development Board (DCWDB) released Request for Proposals (RFPs) for several workforce development contracts. The board is seeking high-performing organizations to offer workforce development and consulting services to prepare Delaware County residents for post-COVID 19 employment.
This is an opportunity for non-profit and for-profit organizations who offer training and education for teens and adults.
Proposals are being requested for:
Out-of-School Youth programming to prepare 16-24 old young adults with the occupational and work-readiness skills to succeed in the workplace. Successful providers may offer pre-apprenticeship programs, programs for systems-involved young adults, or occupational skills training in high-demand fields.
Out-of-School Youth Pre-Apprenticeship programming to prepare 18-24-year-old young adults for successful entry into apprenticeship programs.
Financial Literacy for Out-of-School Youth providers to collaborate with multiple program providers to build the financial skills young adults need to build successful financial futures.
Leadership Development for Out-of-School Youth providers to collaborate with multiple program providers to implement innovative leadership development programs for young adults.
In-School Youth providers to work with low-income schools to offer career awareness programming.
One Stop Operator will work with the DCWDB and Delaware County CareerLinks® to ensure high quality career services are available to all job seekers and employers in Delaware County.
A regional study of the impact of COVID-19 on young adults will assess the magnitude of impact and will recommend strategies to reconnect young adults to education or the workforce.
More information and a link to the RFPs are available at www.delcoworks.org/rfp