Tuesday, October 8, 2013

WIA Summer Youth Recognized

Achieving decent work is essential not only for young people, but for a community’s stability and growth. This summer in Darke County the WIA Youth Program facilitated a work experience for two youth in a summer training program that helped to break down some of the barriers and create positives for their future. The host work/mentoring sites of Community Action Partnership, Darke County YMCA and Council on Rural Services proved that working with youth is very worthwhile for all involved.

The work program consisted of six weeks of mentoring that gave Caitlyn Baily and Kristy Nicholson new skills, work experience, and letters of reference for the future. Congratulations to these two young people for their hard work and the companies that gave them the chance to prove themselves..

For more information about the WIA Youth Program call Kathy Kenworthy, Youth Advocate at Gateway’s WIA Youth Program at 937-548-8002; she is waiting to talk with you.

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 Ruth Barga, Lead Youth Advocate at (937)-548-8002. Gateway Youth Programs/WIA Youth are programs of Council on Rural Services … programs for innovative learning.

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