Career Connection opening for youths

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LEWISTON – The Junior Career Connection, a place for youth ages 14 to 24 to connect for jobs, job search tools, resources, college and career information and financial literacy, will open on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the Lewiston Public Library.

Empower Lewiston, in partnership with the library and several area youth providers, colleges and community volunteers, is entering into the implementation phase of the new way to support young people’s success in the community, to encourage their aspirations and to maximize their successful transition into the world of work with its expanding opportunities locally, globally, traditionally, creatively and entrepreneurially.

Junior Career Connection will open on Tuesday, Jan. 16, with programming from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the library’s new computer lab/classroom space on the second floor opposite the elevator.

There will be open career labs from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays. The labs will offer youths free access to computers to assist in college and career preparation.

The remainder of the programming will vary each afternoon, with a financial literacy focus on Tuesdays, individual skill building on Wednesdays and employer/employee panels on Thursday. Community volunteers and college students will be available to co-staff the Junior Career Connection and as youth mentors.

Those who have questions or who would like information regarding the Junior Career Connection should contact Hillary Verrill at Empower Lewiston, 777-5144, hillary@empowerlewiston.org.

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