Career Pathways to Sustainable Employment - Automotive Program - Reports Outstanding Outcomes!
Job Readiness Training: All 13 participated in the 10-day JRT class administered by the Youth Job Center. Pre and post assessments indicated that 12 of the 13 participants met or exceeded the standards outlined in the job-readiness curriculum – strong indicators that the youth were successfully prepared to enter the world of work.
Subsidized work experience: Each of the 12 youth participated in a subsidized work experience; employer partners included the Autobarn, Duxler and Midas.
Education: All 12 participants completed the 8-week modified course conducted at Evanston Township High School and taught by an Oakton Community College instructor. The curriculum was developed with input from the employer partners to ensure that it included course work relevant to the work place. Participants “graduated” with certified knowledge in the area of brake maintenance and repair as well as the ability to do oil changes and basic auto maintenance and repair.
Outcomes: 7 of the 12 are currently employed full time; the expectation is the final 5 participants will be placed in permanent employment by the end of the fiscal year!
This video debuted at the Youth Job Center's 2014 Gala, held at Soldier Field, Chicago.
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