Biz Partners Needed for VT YouthWorks Program

VT YouthWorks is seeking local business partners to be involved in their new workforce development program for Addison County youth aged 18 – 24. Their mission is to help these youth become well-educated, skilled and self-sufficient community members with a sustainable career pathway. VT YouthWorks is an innovative model for career readiness training because it delivers basic academic education, workforce soft-skills and technical training in a coordinated, contextualized format that increases retention and engagement. Click here for more info about the VT YouthWorks Program

A crucial part of the program is to provide these students with on-the-job training. VT YouthWorks Business Partners will be asked to provide several 2-day job shadow opportunities as well as a 4-week internship. The cost of wages, insurance, benefits and liability will be covered by the VT Department of Labor and there would be no obligation to hire the intern. Click here to learn more about the VT Youthworks Business Partner Program.   

Being a VT YouthWorks Business Partner will foster a mentoring culture within your business and provide a pipeline of talented youth ready to work! If you are interested in learning more, please contact Kristen Andrews, VT YouthWorks Program Coordinator, by email:   kandrews@vtadultlearning.org or phone at 802-388-4392.