2013-08-15 / Local & State

Work Program Youths Honored


Pictured, left, back row: Dylan Souders, Allen Shank, Richard Evans Jr. and Merrill Fraker; front row: Amber Buterbaugh, Mitchel Fletcher and Ashley Penwell. Pictured, left, back row: Dylan Souders, Allen Shank, Richard Evans Jr. and Merrill Fraker; front row: Amber Buterbaugh, Mitchel Fletcher and Ashley Penwell. Seven Fulton County youths who participated in the Employment & Training Services of Fulton County’s 2013 Summer Work Experience Program were honored for their accomplishments on Friday, August 2, 2013. They are Dylan Souders, Allen Shank, Richard Evans Jr., Merrill Fraker, Amber Buterbaugh, Mitchel Fletcher and Ashley Powell.

Each youth worked with interested employers throughout Fulton County. They received valuable work experience, using current skills and learning new skills, in addition to developing good work habits as well as work ethic.

Employers are to be commended for offering a safe and meaningful work experience, as well as mentoring these young people in adjusting to the world of work.

Employers participating in the program were: McConnellsburg Motor Implement, Fulton County Food Basket, Great Cove Golf Course, County of Fulton/Maintenance Department, Better Day’s Animal League Thrift Store and The Country Closet.

In addition to the actual site-based work experience, youths participated in six days of occupation foundation classes prior to the start of their work experience. These classes covered topics such as work ethic development, career development and workplace education skills, along with a job shadowing experience and a community service project.

During closing ceremonies, Misty Hershey, FCMC director of public relations & community benefit, was a guest speaker. Youths were presented with certificates of participation and completion.

For details on additional youth programs and services available through Employment & 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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