Monroeville, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - Teens are often overlooked when it comes to unemployment numbers. So you might be surprised to know that just three-out-of-ten teenagers have summer jobs.
The Cornerstone Youth Center in Monroeville is addressing that exact problem this week.
They're offering a program for students in grades 7th- 12th that teaches soft skill training for the work force, including mock interviews and practice making business calls.
The goal is to not only help the teens find a job, but maintain it.
Kent Castleman with the Cornerstone Youth Center says, “Just hearing from employers in the area and from school personnel, they just said a lot of the kids lack some of these soft skills and understanding a work ethic to maintain and keep a job.”
The weeklong program is supported by the Allen County Commissioners, Indiana Michigan Power and the Foellinger Foundation.
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