Supporting Youth Workforce Programs During the PandemicYES, All Blogs
At Digicon, we believe in and support the missions of youth development programs across the country. These programs provide essential opportunities for youths in the community to gain work experience and develop their skills for the future. Even with limited work openings during the COVID-19 pandemic, local programs have been organizing youth workforces in aid of crucial volunteer services like food donations and senior supply deliveries.
Digicon supports the efforts of youth-focused organizations with our Youth Employment System (YES), a mobile-friendly web application that provides an automated method of matching applicants to a variety of opportunities and programs. YES allows program administrators to quickly and easily match youth applicants to available work or volunteer sites, reducing the paperwork and processing time so more young people can participate.
Expanding Community Impact
YES was first designed to streamline summer employment processes, particularly for projects that aim to break the cycle of unemployment in city communities. Recently, our customers have been using the system to further expand their community impact during the pandemic with more options for youth beyond on-site employment. One city-level program in Delaware is using YES to assign applicants to volunteer with a food donation program. This initiative directs the city’s youth workforce to aid a necessary service that is even more vital during the pandemic.
By re-routing participants to other opportunities when job openings are limited, this program is promoting youths’ involvement in their own community, as well as helping them advance their skills for adulthood.
Bring YES to Your Community
Does your youth-focused program have the right technology to make sure you reach as many young people as possible? It’s time to modernize your systems to maximize efficiency and community outreach capabilities. Plus, YES is a paperless and safe way to accept, process, and assign applications without in-person contact.
Learn more about YES’s automated, streamlined, and customizable features on our website. You can also read our Amazon case study and Adobe case study about how we implemented YES to modernize one customer’s summer employment program. Then fill out the contact form to set up a free consultation!