RFP for Youth WorkForce Program Available Next Month; Mandatory Meeting April 9

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Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network, a public agency dedicated to providing workforce programs to local youth, is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) to help serve youth that are in-school but at-risk, or who have dropped out of school.

RFP will be available on April 2, 2015 at http://www.longbeach.gov/purchasing

Pacific Gateway is encouraging organizations, both for-profit and non-profit, to submit proposals for review. All organizations interested in applying must attend the Bidder’s Conference on Thursday, April 9, 2015; 3:00PM – 6:00PM. The meeting will be held at Pacific Gateway, 3447 Atlantic Avenue, CA 90807, 2nd Floor. The purpose of the meeting will be to review the RFP and discuss the program’s intent.

Community-based case management services, academic support, and occupational skills training are key components of programs awarded under this funding. Successful proposals are often comprised of two or more partners that offer these components through a proposed partnership. Understanding this, part of the meeting will be dedicated to connecting the various program partners that may elect to jointly apply for funding. Organizations encouraged to attend included those offering:

  • Community-based services
  • Tutoring, Academic Assistance
  • Mentorship
  • Leadership Development
  • Paid Internships and Job Placement for youth
  • Training programs related to Construction, Information (Digital) Technology, Logistics,
    Healthcare, Retail and Hospitality
  • Workreadiness, Softskills Training
  • GED/HiSet/High School Diploma

Additional information will be made available through the RFP.


WIA 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. To request a reasonable accommodation, please call 562.570.4711 or TTY 562.570.4629 at least 72 hours prior to event.

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