OPPORTUNITY FOR COVERAGE - YouthWORKS411 Summer Showcase
August 13, 2008
What: YouthWorks411 Summer Showcase
Where: Buttonwoods Community Center, 3207 West Shore Rd., Warwick (Entrance off Buttonwoods Rd.)
When: Thursday, Aug. 14, 10 – 11:30 AM
More than 50 youth from across the state gather to share information about their summer work experiences, made possible through programs funded by the RI Youth Workforce Development System. Among the two dozen exhibits:
The RI Youth Workforce Development System aims to prepare the next generation of workers by engaging them now in real-world job experience. A collaborative effort of the RI Dept. of Labor and Training, state and local workforce investment boards, the Governor’s Workforce Board, the RI Dept. of Education and community-based organizations throughout the state, the Youth Workforce Development System expects to invest more than $10 million in Program Year 2008 (7/1/08-6/30/09) to fund work readiness, work experience and leadership programs that serve all RI youth ages 14-24.
This summer, the system helped provide job shadowing, internship, career exploration, work readiness training, leadership training and/or summer jobs to approximately 900 Rhode Islanders. In Program Year 2008, the system expects to serve more than 4,000 RI youth.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Youth program participants available for interview; numerous photo opportunities
RI Department of Labor and Training