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Building Employable Job Skills

Adopted as amended

WHEREAS, thousands of young adults leave high school lacking the basic math skills, literacy, and knowledge of how to compete in the current global job market; and 

WHEREAS, schools in minority and low income neighborhoods are poorly funded and educational disparities continue to exist in our public school systems; and 

WHEREAS, programs need to be implemented in our community centers, churches, and other venues to remedy the deficiency and fortify skills that are crucial to the nation's future prosperity; and 

WHEREAS, there is a strong need to create a diverse community deeply committed to public education to ensure that all young adults over 18, discover and develop their special talents, achieve their education and career goals, and succeed in a rapidly changing society. 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP reaffirm the need to community based programs to provide job training, education and readiness skills for at-risk adults 18 years and older; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP advocate for continued programs for the training of at-risk adults 18 years or older in community-based programs, such as church programs and job training education at NAACP branch offices, assisting adults to have proper knowledge of how to fill out a job application, how to interview, sources of jobs, and follow-up to assist in job retention; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the NAACP offer alternative learning experiences for jobs in the Green sector and other industries; and 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that the NAACP units be trained to "follow the money" to monitor and insure federal compliance under the Carl Perkins Workforce Development Act and hold states accountable for federal funds received for Workforce Development.