Thanks to a $175,000 grant from the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, Paul D. Camp Community College plans to offer FastForward career training opportunities to out-of-school youth.
“The new FastForward Out-of-School Youth program will serve out-of-school youth ages 16 to 24 who reside in the cities of Franklin and Suffolk, and Southampton and Isle of Wight counties,” said Angela Lawhorne, PDC’s director of workforce development.
Following training, students will have the opportunity to participate in paid internships at local companies before receiving assistance with permanent employment. The grant will pay the interns $8.50 an hour.
“We are currently seeking local employers to host youth internships,” said Lawhorne.
The Out-of-School Youth program will also include free workshops, along with a financial literacy series led by staff from Bank of America, and field trips.
Read more in PDC’s news release here.
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