MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Opinion

July 14, 2014

Program helps area youth

Eastern Workforce Investment Board’s summer youth program provides a much-needed opportunity for area youths.

The program helps eligible youths between 14 and 21 with education and job skill training, said Juan Davis, Workforce youth career manager.

“We have summer employment opportunities and place youth in summer work experiences,” Davis said. “We usually try to gear jobs to what their career goals are. For instance, if someone wants to go into nursing, we try to put them into a summer work experience position in a hospital or a doctor’s office.”

About 60 participants are working at sites in the seven counties EWIB serves, Davis said.

This program will help teens gain employment skills that will help them throughout their careers.

It has the potential to teach teens the value of a strong work ethic.

It gives youth a work history that will help when applying for jobs in the future.

The program helps area youth to gain valuable experience and job skills necessary to compete in the job market.

How to participate

To get involved in the Eastern Workforce Investment Board’s Summer Youth Program, apply at a Workforce Oklahoma Center serving your county:

• Muskogee County — 717 S. 32nd St., Muskogee, (918) 682-3364.

• Cherokee County — 1755 S. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah, (918) 456-8846.

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