Career Labs Online Training-the-Trainer

*Update August 24, 2020

Thank you for your interest in Career Labs Online Training-the-Trainer, applications for the program are now closed. Any additional inquries for our Youth Workforce Development program, please contact please contact Sasha Gourevitch at the Seattle Office of Economic Development. Phone: 206-472-5560 e-mail:


COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Seattle and many of our city’s youth-serving programs, creating an urgent need to enable the delivery of engaging, high-impact training remotely. We are delighted to bring the Career Labs Online program to Seattle and to offer a Train-the-Trainer course to select youth workers and facilitators serving young adults across Seattle.

What is Career Labs Online?

Career Labs Online is a 40-hour synchronous modular training program designed to help entry-level and early career talent become career-ready by developing the professional and “soft skills”, habits, and dispositions needed to be successful at work and in their lives. Career Labs helps high-school to early career participants master key employability skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and time management. It can be delivered as a stand-alone program or as a complement to technical skills training programs.

Career Labs empowers participants to gain the skills, confidence, and mindsets needed to take the next steps in launching their careers. Click here for more information on Career Labs' curriculum

Career Labs Train-the-Trainer

The Career Labs Train-the-Trainer course will provide facilitators with an understanding of the methodology (the Career Labs “secret sauce”), curriculum, and proprietary Learning Management System used to support Career Labs Online. Upon successful completion of the program, facilitators will be certified for one full year to deliver Career Labs Online to young adults in Seattle.

Dates: August 31 – September 4, 2020

Time: 9am – 12pm (plus approximately 1 hour of homework/day)

Location: Online

Tech Requirements: Participants will need access to the following: 1) computer, 2) web camera, 3)speaker & microphone, 4) stable internet that can support video conferencing for prolonged periods, and 5) access to Chrome, Firefox, or Safari web browser.

Post-program: Following the successful completion of the initial training program, facilitators will have access to the Career Labs Online curriculum and will be enabled to facilitate Career Labs programs in Seattle for a full year. Each trained facilitator will be granted a bundle of Career Labs Online student licenses to be used with their respective cohorts of young adults (each program participant needs a unique license to access the platform). Additionally, facilitators will be invited to join a post-program debrief to provide feedback on the course.

Who can Register: Organizations that serve youth, 14-24. The program will be capped at 15 facilitators to enable a high-quality interactive learning environment. Organizations that serve Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC) are highly encouraged to apply.

How to Register: Please complete the application, (est. time to complete, 5 min) by August 21. If you have any additional questions, please contact Sasha Gourevitch at the Seattle Office of Economic Development. Phone: 206-472-5560 e-mail:

Who is Behind Career Labs?

Grads of Life (GOL) is a national initiative providing technical assistance, training, and tools to workforce training providers and companies to build inclusive hiring strategies and entry-level talent pipelines. Incubated within Year Up – a leading non-profit workforce development organization, GOL leverages 20 years of Year Up’s best practices to create, test, and scale new models across a range of industries and geographies. GOL brings significant expertise in collaborating with employers to change employer perceptions and build talent pipelines that rely on partnerships with community-based training providers.

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