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Mayor Riley Issues Challenge – 1,000 high school students in summer jobs

Charleston, SC – January 28, 2015:  In his final State of the City speech last night, Mayor Joesph P. Riley, Jr. mentioned several key local programs serving students, and challenged the business community to provide valuable, life shaping employment opportunities to students this summer.

“We are fortunate to be working with our Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative chaired by our wonderful community leader, Anita Zucker. This collaborative helps us focus on initiatives that really pay off in benefiting our children like Communities in Schools, Reading Partners, the Charleston Promise Neighborhood and many others. And tonight, I will challenge us as a community to engage one more initiative and, that is, increasing summer youth employment for our students.

For a teenager, a summer job not only often provides much needed income for college and their families, but lifetime beneficial experiences are gained in the workplace and the students make a great contribution to the organization for which they are working.  I am announcing a regional summer youth employment challenge. Our goal is to have 1,000 high school students in summer jobs. I am working in partnership with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, our regional school districts and we will be reaching out to businesses and local governments. Let’s make the summer of 2015 an especially rewarding one for our youth.”

Read the entire speech herehttp://www.charleston-sc.gov/index.aspx?nid=1260

Businesses interested in providing summer employment opportunities can take action here: http://charlestonempowered.com/business-partners/

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West Ashley HS Engineering Students Engaged in Project-based Learning

Dr. Barbara Leonard’s Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering Students at West Ashley High School utilized their brainstorming skills when faced with a “challenge build” project-based learning activity.

Students had to come up with a way to support a golf ball with a base made entirely from paper clips, straws and pipe cleaners.

Through engaging classroom activities like these, students are preparing for the challenges of their future careers.

 

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Youth Apprenticeships for Students Interested in Manufacturing Careers – Info Night Feb 12 at TTC

Are you interested in becoming an Industrial Mechanic?

Would you like to learn more about a career using CNC Machine Tool Technology?

Charleston Manufacturers will be offering rising high school juniors the opportunity to “earn while they learn” through the Youth Apprenticeships program.

If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity for current CCSD sophomores, meet participating employers, and find out how to apply for next year’s program, please join us on February 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm in Building 920 Room 791.

See THIS FLYER for more details, including the list of host companies, and speak with your CTE Teacher and Guidance Counselor about this terrific opportunity.

Information Night Location:
Trident Technical College Main Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue – Charleston, SC 29406

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More information on youth apprenticeships in South Carolina from Apprenticeship Carolina: http://www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com/youth-apprenticeship.html

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Youth Apprenticeships for Computer Networking and Computer Programming Majors – Info Night Feb 26 at TTC

Are you a Computer Networking or Computer Programming Major, or interested in a professional career in an Information Technology field?

Charleston Information Technology employers will be offering rising high school juniors the opportunity to “earn while they learn” through youth apprenticeships!

If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity, meet participating employers and find out how to apply for next year’s program, please join us on February 26, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Building 920 Room 791.

See THIS FLYER for more details, including the list of participating business partners.

Please speak with your CTE Teacher and Guidance Counselor for additional information. 

Information Night Location: Building 920  Room 791
Trident Technical College Main Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue – Charleston, SC 29406

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More information on youth apprenticeships in South Carolina from Apprenticeship Carolina: http://www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com/youth-apprenticeship.html

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Attention Hospitality and Culinary Majors: Youth Apprenticeship Info Night 6:30pm Feb 5 at TTC

Attention current sophomores interested in Hotel Operations & Culinary Arts!

Charleston hospitality organizations will be offering rising high school juniors the opportunity to “earn while they learn” through paid youth apprenticeships!

If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity, meet participating employers and find out how to apply for next year’s program, please join us on February 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm, Building 920, Room 791

See THIS FLYER for more details, including the extensive list of participating local businesses, and speak with your CTE Teacher and Guidance Counselor to determine if this opportunity is a good fit for you.

Location: Building 920, Room 791
Trident Technical College Main Campus
7000 Rivers Avenue – Charleston, SC 29406

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More information on youth apprenticeships in South Carolina from Apprenticeship Carolina: http://www.apprenticeshipcarolina.com/youth-apprenticeship.html

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