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Nonprofits get $85K to help hone young adults’ job skills

The Columbian
Published: June 18, 2014, 5:00pm

The Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council will provide $85,000 to two Clark County nonprofit groups to help young adults ages 16 to 21 with job skills, education and vocational training.

The nonprofits will assist low-income youth who are homeless, have dropped out of high school, or are recent high school graduates or GED recipients not attending college.

Innovative Services NW will receive $45,000 to expand its Transitions Youth Impact Program to serve homeless youth. Participants will have access to training, paid internships, job coaching and intensive long-term case management.

Partners in Careers will use $40,000 to provide high-school dropouts with employment and/or post-secondary education services, intensive case management, employment readiness training and career exposure. They will receive three months of work experience in a high-demand sector such as manufacturing, health care, software or information technology.