Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Kristy is training to use a multi-line phone system at a local host site.
Darke County as well as many other Ohio counties are faced with the challenge of how do we help today’s youth face the obstacle of obtaining work in our community. One way is to become a partner with the WIA Youth Program in Darke County. Your business can make a difference by serving as a host site for the summer work program.

The Council on Rural Services (CORS) and Workforce Invest Act (WIA) Darke County is looking for profit or non-profit employers that would like to provide opportunities for mentoring and job training youth and young adults aged 14 to 21 beginning June 17, 2014.

  • WIA Youth Program will provide the applicants, pay their wages and offer job support to the youth participants.
  • Business host sites will provide job training and mentoring for youth while having additional help during the summer.
  • All will benefit by working together to create positive futures for the youth of the county.

Your business will partner with Council on Rural Services, an agency that has served and supported youth in our community for the last 25 years. This opportunity creates a win-win situation for area businesses and youth; you will be giving youth that desire to create a positive future for themselves and the tools they need to successfully transition into adulthood.

You can help jump start a youth towards reaching their career goals! If you are interested and would like to help area young people learn necessary job skills, call today to find out more information about becoming a host employment site. You can reach Kathy Kenworthy, Youth Advocate, at the WIA Youth Program at 937-548-8002.

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 or call and speak with Ruth Barga, Support Specialist, at 937-548-8002. Gateway Youth Programs and WIA is a program of Council on Rural Services … programs for innovative learning.

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