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Equus Workforce Solutions: Evidence-based coaching elevates youth mentoring at workforce boards across the nation

The Opportunity

Equus Workforce Solutions has a 50-year history of supporting youth facing barriers to starting their professional life — and through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program, they embarked on a journey to provide more holistic mentorship to the youth they serve. Thus, a pilot program with InsideTrack and four of Equus’ workforce boards across the country was born.

Equus Workforce Solutions: Evidence-based coaching elevates youth mentoring at workforce boards across the nation

The Opportunity

Equus Workforce Solutions has a 50-year history of supporting youth facing barriers to starting their professional life — and through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program, they embarked on a journey to provide more holistic mentorship to the youth they serve. Thus, a pilot program with InsideTrack and four of Equus’ workforce boards across the country was born.

Equus Workforce Solutions: Evidence-based coaching elevates youth mentoring at workforce boards across the nation

The Solution

InsideTrack’s highly trained, trauma-informed coaches work directly with youth participants to build meaningful pathways to employment. While many other mentorship programs often prove to be unstructured and informal, the coaching framework that InsideTrack has introduced brings an evidence-based methodology to mentorship, helping youth build trust and gain momentum to define specific next steps — ultimately connecting them to the motivation and resources they need to advance.

The Solution

InsideTrack’s highly trained, trauma-informed coaches work directly with youth participants to build meaningful pathways to employment. While many other mentorship programs often prove to be unstructured and informal, the coaching framework that InsideTrack has introduced brings an evidence-based methodology to mentorship, helping youth build trust and gain momentum to define specific next steps — ultimately connecting them to the motivation and resources they need to advance.

Proven Results

The Impact

Through this pilot project, Equus and participating workforce boards have access to monthly project-level and participant-level reporting that enables them to see coaching trends and insights. Ultimately, this allows them to implement best practices and more consistency in the support they give to the youth participants, who are working hard to create a better life for themselves.

The Impact

Through this pilot project, Equus and participating workforce boards have access to monthly project-level and participant-level reporting that enables them to see coaching trends and insights. Ultimately, this allows them to implement best practices and more consistency in the support they give to the youth participants, who are working hard to create a better life for themselves.

Across our sites, we have identified that many of the young people we serve would benefit from mentoring. Many local communities do not have high-quality and evidence-based programs to meet the needs of these young adults. Partnering with InsideTrack means that we can better serve these communities, and better serve young adults, helping them meet their goals and change their lives.

Bradley Williams

Chief Customer Officer and Vice President at Equus Workforce Solutions

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