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Durham County Library and YouthWork Host Teen Job Readiness Workshop

Program: Teen Job Readiness Workshop
Date: Saturday, Mar. 8, Teens 13-15, 9 – 11 a.m., Teens 16-19, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public; registration is required.

Age 13-15: Register Here
Age 16-19: Register Here

Durham – In partnership with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program – a City of Durham, Durham County and Durham Public Schools joint initiative – Durham County Library is hosting a Teen Job Readiness Workshop to help prepare teens and young adults for real-world work experience.

Designed for teens ages 13-19, the workshop will be held at the Main Library on Saturday, March 8. The Main Library is located at 300 N. Roxboro St.

The workshop includes sessions on filling out job applications, professional use of social media, interviewing and volunteering. The session for younger teens, ages 13-15, will run from 9 – 11 a.m. Older teens, ages 16-19, will take part in a session from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Registration is required.

“Many young people have little or no experience filling out job applications, writing résumés, interviewing or even interacting in a professional environment,” said Placedia Nance, the teen librarian at the Main Library. “They also may not realize that many of the things they’re learning in the classroom are imperative in the workplace – writing, math and organizational skills are all invaluable. We help them make those connections.”

The workshop kicks off a series of Job Readiness programs throughout the library system. To register for this workshop or other programs in the series, teens should visit durhamcountylibrary.org or call Placedia Nance at 919-560-0122.

For more information on the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Summer-Youth-Works-Program-Durham.aspx or call or (919) 560-4965, ext. 15217.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit durhamcountylibrary.org.

The Durham YouthWork Internship Program offers Durham youth ages 14-21 the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills while connecting with City and County jobs, and in various businesses around the City of Durham. The program operates through partnerships between the City of Durham, Durham County, Durham Public Schools, The Durham Workforce Development Board and the Raleigh-Durham Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Council. For more information, visit http://durhamnc.gov/ich/cb/oewd/Pages/Summer-Youth-Works-Program-Durham.aspx.

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or grozier@dconc.gov

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