Gerald Chertavian, Founder & CEO, Year Up, discusses building career pathways for low income youth through training and employer support.
Episode 6: Gerald Chertavian: Building career pathways for low-income youth
Gerald Chertavian believes every young adult has potential and deserves a clear pathway to a great career, whether through college or directly into the workforce. And as founder and CEO of Year Up, he’s proving that with the appropriate training and employer support, it can take as little as one year for “opportunity youth” — 16- to 24-year-olds who are neither working nor in school — to move from poverty to a well-paid, in-demand career, often with a Fortune 500 company.
So what Year Up is built, we launched an organization called Grads of Life that works specifically with large companies through an advisory practice in order to help them to change and adopt what we call talent management practices that actually do lead to greater equity and inclusion. Because many folks would say, “I want to do this, but tell me the playbook. How do I do it?
Founder & CEO, Year Up
Access the recording: Lessons Earned Podcast: Gerald Chertavian