Initial Scope of Work

  • Education seen as the key to attaining employment
  • Understanding the job market
  • Understanding needed job skills
  • Understanding barriers to employability
  • Job training for teens
  • Identify small & big businesses with job training programs
  • Understanding the skill gap, current need and future expectation
  • Developing work ethic, personal responsibility
  • Developing a way to market job opportunities, maybe a local to allow businesses to advertise their needs
  • Understand the need to not lose those in the criminal justice system

The initial work program involves at least three sets of activities:

  • Define the issue. Take sufficient time to determine the scope of work for the subject area. The focus is, "In what ways does the subject affect persistent poverty?"
  • Measure. To identify bench marks for communicating the problem, measuring progress and ensuring accountability. "What needs to be understood in order to craft meaningful change strategies?"
  • Implementation strategies. To determine the most effective way to address the problem. To determine the most effective way to include considerations of culture, family and race on successful recommendations.