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August, 2009 -Meet Ethan - and aspiring engineer who landed a position at Stanley Works Tools in New Britain this summer through HRA and the federally-funded CWP Summer Youth Employment program! Here, he is helping update their inventory and catalog of tools and parts in the computer. He has had a chance to see a lot of what goes into production and particularly likes the scientific aspect to this work. The staff has asked him about his opinions on efficiency and allowed him to get a glimpse of much of what is going on.
August 5, 2009 – Hartford Residents Clear Trails in Union, CT- Today, I visited Bigelow Hollow State Park in Union, CT for the Department of Environmental Protection worksite of the federally-funded Summer Youth Employment Program. This program consists of clearing the trails and building picnic tables, cleaning up state parks and fixing and cleaning access roads. Nine youths work Tuesday thru Thursday. Most of them are out-of-school youth and two of them are in high school. Also joining the youths are Mark and Rachel (Rachel works as a part of No Child Left Inside, a special initiative of CT Governor M. Jodi Rell, coordinated by the CT Department of Environmental Protection). Except for the unfortunate bug bite every now and then the youths in the program like the challenge and the new experience.
Photo and story by Antoine Harris, Capital Workforce Partners Communications Coordinator and
Summer Youth Employment Participant.*
August 5, 2009 –Youths Put To Work Executing Social Marketing Campaign Here is a few of the young marketing entrepreneurs learning methods of social media marketing and executing a program to promote Young Studios, its programs, Joe Young's books, and a unique movie project. Using Facebook and other sites, this federally-funded program of the Urban League's part of the Summer Youth Employment program was a win-win for both the youths and the employers.
August 3, 2009 - Youths get a "Blueprint" on What Manufacturing is all About at SPX - thanks to the Federally-Funded ARRA youth employment program. Three New Britain youths have the unique opportunity this summer to work at one of the region's leading manufacturing firms (and a workforce star honorable mention in 2008) - SPX Precision Components in Newington.