By MELINDA WILLIAMS
If you’re 14-18 years old and have some spare time on your hands this summer, why not get a leg up on job hunting skills by attending Pulaski Community Partners Coalition’s Youth Training Center in June.
The deadline is quickly approaching for registering to participate in the training center, which will be held daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the week of June 17-21, followed by a requirement to complete volunteer work hours.
Building job skills during this early stage of life is crucial in giving youth a leg up in the competitive job market they will be facing. Topics to be addressed during the week long session include how to apply for jobs, write a resume and cover letter, participate in mock interviews and talk with managers from local businesses.
This training will take place at the First Presbyterian Manse, 76 4th St. NW, Pulaski. Over the six weeks following the training (June 18–July 27), trainees will be required to complete a total of at least 20 volunteer work hours.
Youth who are selected and successfully complete the program will receive a $100 stipend. They will also receive certificates showing the number of training hours and number of work experience hours completed. This documentation will be helpful in applying for future jobs.
PCPC is partnering with local businesses to offer a variety of possible work experiences. Interested youth must complete and submit an application for consideration, along with two short essays.
Applications for the training center can be picked up at the PCHS guidance office, either of the county libraries, or online at www.aboutpcpc.org.
The registration deadline is May 1. Questions should be directed to PCPC Coordinator Lee Spiegel at 980-3228.