2012-08-30 / Entertainment

Youths Honored For Summer Work Experience


Pictured, left to right, are William Casher, Jacob Collison, Mary Gallo, John Woy, Holly Covalt, and Daryl Smith. Not pictured: Ronald Williams. Pictured, left to right, are William Casher, Jacob Collison, Mary Gallo, John Woy, Holly Covalt, and Daryl Smith. Not pictured: Ronald Williams. Seven Fulton County youths who participated in the 2012 Summer Work Experience Program were honored for their accomplishments on Friday, August l7, 2012.

Employment and Training Services of Fulton County, under the direction of, Employment and Training Inc. of Huntingdon County, provided the Summer Work Experience Program to seven youths in Fulton County. Each youth worked with interested employers in the county. The youths received valuable work experience, using current skills and learning new skills, in addition to developing good work habits. Employers are to be commended for offering employment, as well as mentoring these young people in adjusting to the world of work.

Employers participating in the program were: Camp Sinoquipe, Burnt Cabins Grist Mill, Better Days Animal Thrift Store, County of Fulton/Maintenance Department, Fulton County Food Basket, and Hustontown Senior Citizen Center.

In addition to work experience, youths participated in a Career Up Reach event and summer wrap-up session. The Career Up Reach event covered a variety of topics, including effective communication, team building, meeting employer expectations and exploring local labor market information and skill sets for the Fulton area. Youths participated in hands-on team building activities, communication activities. Mr. Matthew Crawford, JLG Industries, was the guest speaker for the event.

During the summer wrap-up session, Mrs. Barb Truax, FCMC of Celebrations Unlimited, was the keynote speaker. Youths were presented with certificates of participation and completion.

For details on additional youth programs and services available through Employment and Training, call 717-485-5131 or visit us on Facebook.

The Summer Work Experience Program is made possible through the support of the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board, the region’s leader and active partner in workforce development efforts.

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