Building a pipeline of talent in the North Bay – and across California – involves exposing youth to the wide variety of careers available to them while they are still in middle or high school. Getting students at these critical ages interested in the world of work is much easier once they see and understand how their talents and interests fit into the skills, abilities and activities of specific jobs.
With a mission to intrigue, inform and inspire young people to achieve their fullest potential, BrightFutures is a public partnership between the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay and the educational partners in Napa, Lake, Mendocino, and Marin counties. The program focuses on exposing high school students to careers through a robust network of volunteer professionals and best-in-class tools for career path exploration.
Here’s what we know about how career exposure impacts students:
- Youth who participated in five or more career exposure opportunities experienced 15 percent higher wages by their mid-20s.
- Youth who participated in two or more career exposure opportunities were up to 20 percent less likely to disengage from education, employment or training.
- 95 percent of youth would like more employers/businesses to be involved in providing career guidance and advice.
Being involved with Bright Futures means that you and your organization can make a difference to high school students in the north bay region!
This WIOA Title I financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.