Work Force Solutions Youth Program is Moving Youth in a New Direction

by Kirby Gibbs

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The economic situation is making it hard for job searchers. A lot of businesses aren't hiring. That's why Workforce Solutions is trying to help open doors now, for East Texas youth.

The Workforce Youth Program is designed to give those ages 14 through 21, hands on, real life work experience. Students will shadow business owners and employers and learn their stories as they figure out what they want to do in life.

"This job shadowing program would be an excellent opportunity to try to let them see and touch and feel what it would actually be like" says The Business Development Manager of Workforce Solutions, John Bunn. "we're truly trying to get the employees in fact to tell their story: how did that employer get to where they are."

Employers who want to participate may contact Jon Bunn at Workforce Solutions at 936-639-1351.