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Regional Youth Training and Education Program launched

PLATTSBURGH — There is a new resource for youth looking for training and employment in the North Country.

The OneWorkSource Center developed the Regional Youth Training and Education Program website to provide youth accessible information on training programs for certified nursing assistant, welding and other fields.

The RYTE Program is intended to serve young adults who face barriers to employment and/or education, and who struggle to succeed in educational settings and need additional support to secure a livable wage.

“This new website gives youth the opportunity to explore various training and employment programs which can help them develop good working habits early on and set them up for success in the workplace on a long-term basis,” North Country Workforce Development Board Executive Director Sylvie Nelson said in a statement.

Counselors evaluate participating youth and work with them one-on-one to identify and attain training and employment goals.

“We make it our priority to meet the needs of youth who lack resources in our society, said Kathy Bishop, OneWorkSource senior employment and training coordinator. “We want young adults to know that we care and that we are here to help.”

The www.oneworksource.com website highlights activities offered to participants, explains eligibility and support services offered by the program, explores career pathways, and lists contact information for Clinton, Essex, and Franklin counties.

For more information in Franklin County, contact Linda Marshall at 518-481-5755 ext. 4030, linda@oneworksource.com. In Essex County, contact Robin Allen-Mussen at 518-873-3201 ext. 249, rmussen@acapinc.org. In Clinton County, contact Darcy Staley at 518-561-0430 Ext. 3044, Darcy.staley@clintoncountygov.com.

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