Accepting Youth Participant Applications
Clark County residents, ages 17-24, who do not have a high school diploma and are interested in obtaining one (or a GED) and job-related skills are invited to attend a free YouthBuild Vancouver information session to learn more about the program.
YouthBuild is a community-based alternative education program that provides classroom instruction and occupational skills training to youth who have been in the juvenile justice system, are aging out of foster care, have dropped out of high school or are otherwise at risk of failing to reach key educational and career milestones.
Information sessions will be held January 15 and 20 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Partners in Careers, 3210 NE 52nd Street, Vancouver 98663. To register or for more information, contact Dave Cole at 360-696-8417 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The program is funded through a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Labor, so there is no cost to participants.
YouthBuild Vancouver will help at-risk Clark County youth, who have dropped out of high school, obtain high school diplomas or GEDs and learn leadership and other work-related skills through academic trainings, on-site work experiences and community service activities. Participants will also have access to apprenticeships and industry certifications in the construction trades as well as transitional housing opportunities. The program will culminate with participants building two energy-efficient homes for low-income families enrolled with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.
Led by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council (SWWDC), the YouthBuild team includes Partners in Careers, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity, Vancouver Housing Authority and WorkSource Vancouver.
Business After School: Engineering Week Feb. 16-18 2015
Business Applications due January 21
As a Business After School Engineering Week Sponsor, showcase your company and industry to high school-aged youth during a two-hour event at your location. You’ll spark career interest in a young person through a facility tour and hands-on activity. Highlight your talented team by having them discuss skills, training and topics of study. Meet potential interns and future employees!
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Business After School Overview
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