On Aug. 26, recent high school graduates joined staff from Montgomery County’s Workforce Development department to learn about the services and programs available to them as adults. This was the first ever Youth Symposium.
This group of young men and women had been participants in the Youth Career Services 365 program, which pairs local students with a job coach and employment opportunities.
The Youth Symposium introduced these recent grads to services that can help them with training and career paths as they enter adulthood. Services include: job training grants for eligible adults (up to $15,000 for training programs up to two years), help with building resumes, improving job interview skills, and connecting with local employers who are hiring new talent.