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Workforce Solutions aids at-risk youth

Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Workforce Solutions for at-risk youth is a state-funded program that empowers young people through education to acquire the skills that help them succeed in the changing workforce.

Locally offered at the Adult Education Center on Wilson Parkway and in Moore County at the public library,  Workforce Solutions’ youth program offers opportunities for at-risk youth between the ages of 17-21.

This program is for youth who are still in school, need additional help earning a diploma and can receive tutoring at no cost to the student or school system.

 All of the instructors follow the Common Core state standards.

Also, this program is for those at-risk-youth who have quit school and need a high school equivalency or GED, or for those who have graduated, but need additional skills to secure a job or enter college.

“The program is free of charge for at-risk youth for Lincoln County, Moore County or Fayetteville City High Schools,” said Janet Sanders, Workforce Coordinator for Lincoln and Moore counties. 

Sanders has been coordinator for the program locally for four years.

Other students who qualify are those who are lacking in the reading or math standards. 

Both the Workforce Solutions program for at-risk youth and Adult Education are under the Literacy Council umbrella. Each year the Workforce Solutions board of directors meets in Tullahoma to determine the guidelines the at-risk-youth contractors must meet.

For additional information about the program, contact Sanders at 1-855-344-GRAD (4723).