ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOV.com) -- Two centers offering people ages 16 through 29 training and help finding work have opened in St. Louis County.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger procured a $2 million federal grant to fund the program, which will keep up with participants even after they are employed.
“This is a comprehensive program that in addition to providing job training will also coach young people on writing resumes and preparing for interviews,” County Executive Stenger said. “And once they find jobs, we will track their progress in order to gauge the program’s effectiveness.”
Career Center participants will also have the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency certification.
The two new career centers are located at 6877 Parker Road and 6347 Plymouth Avenue. The St. Louis County Division of Workforce Development worked with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) and the Family Workforce Centers of America (FWCA) to secure the county career centers as well as two locations in the City of St. Louis. The centers in St. Louis are located at 2715 Cherokee Street and 4411 North Newstead Avenue. A fifth center is scheduled to open in Ferguson in March.
The centers, which are situated in communities experiencing high poverty and unemployment, are projected to help find jobs for 3,000 people over the next two years.
All Career Centers are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
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