Posted on August 6, 2018
For continued support of the Career Specialist for the Career Launch program which will expand to reach more and younger teens in order to better prepare them for success in the workplace and in higher education. The Specialist will work with 150 youth ages 13 to 18, up from 75 youth ages 16 to 18 served in the pilot year, guiding them in career exploration and planning, including introductions to different career paths. They will collaborate with the business community to provide workshops, mock interviews, internship and employment opportunities, and career mentors. Through one-on-one and group career counseling, engaging experiential activities, and exposure to career opportunities, they hope to prepare the teens with the work readiness, interpersonal and soft skills needed as they prepare to enter post-secondary education and the workforce. Their clubs in thirteen locations throughout Union County provide youth development and education programs for boys and girls ages 5-18.