(06/19/2010)
By Bob Weaver

At least 55 Calhoun youth, ages 14-21, will be participating in a six-week summer work program with services being delivered to a number of work-sites from Grantsville to Chloe.

Joyce Oakes, an administrator with Workforce WV, says "We are almost ready for 500 youth to begin work across the nine counties in the Mid-Ohio Valley region."

The youth will be attending a week of work readiness education starting June 28th. The following week they will begin work experience at a variety of work sites across the county.

"Participants will have an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and earn money," said Robie Wilson, Summer Youth Program Specialist for Workforce Investment Board of the Mid-Ohio Valley.

Funding for this year's program is through the Department of Health and Human Services.

The program is in Calhoun, Clay, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Wirt, and Wood counties.

The work readiness training is in areas such as workplace safety, career exploration, and resume writing.

The five-week on-site workers will work five days a week at a $7.50 an hour rate of pay.

See related stories:

WAYNE UNDERWOOD FIELD LOOKS SPIFFY - Thanks To Summer Youth Workers

SUMMER YOUTH CREWS WORKING AT COUNTY SITES

WORKFORCE YOUTH WORKERS RECOGNIZED FOR HARD WORK


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