The Westside Economic & Empowerment (WEE) Conference is a two-day event to provide resources and networking opportunities for young adults who are seeking employment as well as career and financial guidance. The conference will include a series of lectures, and breakout sessions on career planning, financial literacy, and professional development.
The goals of WEE are to:• Engage community leaders in strategic planning around reducing unemployment and increasing economic investment on the West Side. • Increase knowledge and understanding of money management, career development and community resources for young adults • Facilitate positive self and professional development• Prepare young adults for successful employment and/or educational advancement opportunities• Connect employers, employment agencies, educational service providers with job seekers.
- Day 1: April 21, 2016 -
9:00am – 12:00pmRegistration
11:45am – 12:15pmWelcome and Opening Remarks
12:15pm – 2:45pmProfessional and Personal Development Sessions• Room #1 – Skilled Trades & Training Programs• Room #2 – Higher Education Opportunities• Room #3 – Resume Writing & Prep• Room #4 - Mock Job Interviews
1:00pm – 4:00pmYoung Adult Resource Fair
3:00pm – 4:00pmInterview Etiquette and Proper Business Attire: Fashion Show
- Day 2: April 22, 2016 - 9:00am – 12:00pmRegistration
9:00am – 10:00amCreating Wealth: Finance Management & Lifestyle Planning
10:00am – 2:00pmYoung Adult Job Fair
2:00pm – 3:00pmBlack Workers Matter: Organizing for Employment