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Township Police Help Youth Workforce Program

SANATOGA PA – To help teens and young adults find greater focus in their lives, the Lower Pottsgrove Police Department said Thursday (Feb. 8, 2018) it was partnering with a Montgomery County effort that provides a wide range of free services for participants to advance their education or get a job.

The department said it would encourage referrals to, and help mentor, people interested in the county’s MontcoWorks NOW program. Introductory meetings are scheduled for Feb. 15 and 22 (Thursdays) from 4-5:15 p.m. in the Workforce Development Building of Montgomery County Community College,  95 S. Hanover St., Pottstown. Those between the ages of 14 and 24 are invited to learn more about the program.

MontcoWorks NOW provides comprehensive, year-round programs and services for eligible youth and young adults who are either in school, have left school without a diploma and are now motivated and re-engaged, or have graduated and are unemployed or underemployed. Its services (both in-house and through partners) include:

  • Supportive and case management services,
  • Academic tutoring and study skills training,
  • Job readiness and workplace etiquette workshops,
  • Various occupational skills training programs for in-demand industry sectors,
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences,
  • GED preparation classes,
  • Pre-apprenticeship programs,
  • Job shadowing,
  • Professional adult mentorships,
  • Leadership development opportunities,
  • Entrepreneurial skills training,
  • Industry and college tours,
  • Career fairs, and
  • Mock interviewing and professional resume writing.

Photo from MontcoWorks Now

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