Com­mu­nity col­lege part­ners with PACa­reerLink

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Bucks County Com­mu­nity Col­lege’s Cen­ter for Work­force De­vel­op­ment has joined forces with PACa­reerLink to im­ple­ment a $600,000 grant to help out-of-school youth get train­ing and ed­u­ca­tion to find gain­ful em­ploy­ment.

The grant was awarded to the col­lege by the Bucks County Work­force De­vel­op­ment Board with fund­ing from the U.S. Depart­ment of La­bor.

To be el­i­gi­ble for the pro­gram, ap­pli­cants must be be­tween the ages 16 and 24 years old, not at­tend­ing any school, a school dropout, and/or low in­come with bar­ri­ers. Ser­vices in­clude prepa­ra­tion for the GED or HiSET high school equiv­a­lency exam, and other pro­grams that will re­sult in gain­ing an in­dus­try-rec­og­nized cre­den­tial and tan­gi­ble skills to in­crease em­ploy­a­bil­ity.

The pro­gram will be of­fered at two lo­ca­tions: PACa­reerLink in Bris­tol, and the col­lege’s Up­per Bucks Cam­pus in Perkasie. Ac­tiv­i­ties will fo­cus on ad­vanced man­u­fac­tur­ing and cus­tomer ser­vice — two ar­eas that are high-pri­or­ity oc­cu­pa­tions and pro­vide a large num­ber of job op­por­tu­ni­ties in Bucks County.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the Out of School Youth Pro­gram, in­clud­ing re­quire­ments to en­roll, con­tact Terece Torquato at 215-781-1073, ext. 2210.

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