The Voice for Industry
|June 18, 2009|
Summer Youth Employment and Your Business
In the summer of 2008 King County YouthSource conducted a summer career exploration program called Opportunity Greenway (GENEW). Located at the Apprenticeship Training Center on the Georgetown campus of SSCC, the GENEW program including learning about green building, energy efficiency and how to remain physically fit for both work and life. This was a training program for students to gain core construction industry competencies to prepare them to enter an apprenticeship program. Students earned CPR/First Aid, Flagger, and OSHA Industrial Safety Certification as well as 40 hours of basic electrical skills. They also spent time shadowing various apprenticeship programs at the Training Center. Remarkably, the 2008 GENEW participants frequently reported that they "did not know these kinds of jobs existed."
We have a chance to change that reality in 2009 and to introduce local young people to the world of opportunity in the King County Industrial Business Community.
We know, we know…the economy is bad and you can't afford to bring an un-trained kid on this summer. Thanks to funding from the federal economic stimulus package approved by the U.S. Congress earlier this year, low-income, King County young people ages 16-24 will be eligible for PAID, short term, work experiences through King County's YouthSource program. King County's 2009 summer Youth Employment program builds on 2008 success by adding a 3-4 week internship at local industrial businesses. If you're willing to help get the word out that the kind of jobs at your company DO EXIST and provide a family-wage career alternative to the kid willing to put in the time to get trained, then give the MIC a call. We'll work with you to arrange an internship that works for your situation. Erin Evetts (she's back!) is the coordinator at 206-762-2470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WESTBOUND I-90 BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR 3 WEEKS IN JULY
The westbound mainline will be closed beginning July 5 for up to three weeks. All westbound traffic will use the center roadway. Only two ramps from Mercer Island to westbound I-90 will be open during construction: 77th Avenue SE and Island Crest Way (express lanes)
Unprecedented backups are expected when all westbound traffic is shifted into just two express lanes. During the past construction, travel times improve when drivers shifted when they commute. Changing driving habits will be crucial for drivers who want to avoid the July backups. So talk to your employer now to see about flexible scheduling, working from home and vacation time. Remember biking across the I-90 Bridge will be a great alternative to slogging through traffic in July. Two temporary bicycle bridges are being built around the construction zones to keep the I-90 Trail open.
For maps, go to: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/HomerHadleyBridgeRepair/MIdetour.htm
MORE INFORMATION: www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/I90/HomerHadleyBridgeRepair/default.htm
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