Monday, July 2, 2012

Building Healthy Communities in Western Wisconsin

The Workforce Resource Youth Center Venture Academy recently received a grant from the Otto Bremer Foundation. The Academy provides career assessment, career exploration, job shadowing, paid work experience and apprenticeship opportunities throughout the school year to economically disadvantaged youth. Career Venture also includes: hands-on training that focuses on manufacturing, healthcare and financial services careers.

Workforce Resource collaborates with the region’s educators and businesses in coordinating the annual Career Ventures Expo, which is held each May. Young people ages 14-24 whose household income is at our below 250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines and who reside in Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk or St. Croix Counties are eligible to participate in the program.     
Royed Wollberg, market manager, Bremer Bank Menomonie-Colfax, Dick Best, executive director, Workforce Resource Inc., Mark Kalscheur, retail manager, Bremer Bank
Posted by Maltee McMahon, NRS, Wisconsin

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