Thu, Apr 15 | Virtual Training

Basics of Social Capital Literacy

Teach workforce development staff about the value of social capital and help them develop plans to assess the social capital levels of program participants.  
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Basics of Social Capital Literacy

Time & Location

Apr 15, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Virtual Training

About the Event

INTRODUCTION Social capital refers to the value of a job seeker's connections to individuals, organizations, and institutions. Social Capital Literacy is the competency to audit, access, build, maintain, manage, grow, and effectively use various social capital building skills, tools, and strategies to improve lifelong financial and social well-being. By including social capital literacy, programs can better assist job seekers (both youth and adults) in increasing their chances of employment and reliable income. The purpose of the course is to increase staff's social capital literacy while giving them strategies to assist participants in connecting to a wide range of social capital assets within and outside their community. With strong social capital connections, individuals can discover job opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise know about and find reliable sources of labor market information for career development and advancement. BENEFITS In Social Capital Building Basics: 

  • Increase staff's social captial competence to better connect students to opportunities and services. 
  • Train workforce development staff about the importance of strong and weak tie connections and give them strategies to utilize these connections to increase job seekers' motivation and success. 
  • Skill workforce development staff on strategies for addressing the six main barriers to social capital building among job seekers.


COURSE ASSESSMENT Staff will receive a certificate of completion upon passing the final assessment.

  • Social Capital Literacy Basics

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