Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Achieving decent work for young people is essential for a community’s stability and growth. We know the Darke County is faced with this challenge now, so how can we help youth of today face this obstacle? One way is breaking new ground and creating partnerships with local employers in Darke County to serve as host employment sites for the WIA Summer Youth Program.

The Council on Rural Services and WIA (Workforce Invest Act) is looking for profit or non-profit employers that would like to provide opportunities for job training for youth aged 14 to 21 and help them learn the right skills for the future. The summer employment/mentoring program runs from July 1st through August 16th.

Council on Rural Services will provide the applicants, pay the wages, and offer job support to the youth. Your business will have the opportunity to work alongside youth and young adults and provide the job training and mentoring that help them learn the right skills for the future. .

Your company can help break down barriers in today’s unemployment crisis and create a positive future for today’s youth while working with our company that has served and supported youth for 25 years. We will help you to create a win-win opportunity for your organization and area’s youth. You can become part of the solution and help youth transition into adulthood. What a great opportunity for our local businesses to be involved in the future.

Take the initiative and call today and find out more information about becoming a host employment site. Call Michelle Miller-Elliott, Youth Advocate at Gateway’s WIA Youth Program at 937-548-8002; she is waiting to talk with you. Please respond by May 3 if you are interested in this wonderful opportunity.

WIA Youth is funded by the Department of Labor/Workforce Invest Act through Darke County Department of Job and Family Service and the Darke County Commission.

If you would like to know more about other Gateway Youth Programs in Darke County check the web at www.councilonruralservices.org or call and talk with Kelly Harrison, Programs Support Specialist at (937)-548-8002. Gateway Youth Programs/WIA Youth are programs of Council on Rural Services … programs for innovative learning.

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