Wednesday, February 8, 2012

School program connects employers with workers

People need jobs. Companies need workers with skills.

Milford Central School is erecting a bridge, of sorts, that can help connect job seekers with employers.

Through the Career Opportunities in Rural Education program, Milford Central has established a network of adult education courses and career advancement training programs designed to help those seeking careers land jobs with local employers or start businesses themselves.

Area residents interested in learning more about CORE's initiative are invited to the official launch of the program, scheduled for 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Milford Central.

"We find so often that kids go off to college but end up not being able to use their degrees to get jobs here, and we want to avoid that," school CORE Director Liz Rickard said. "The young people tend to leave this region because they aren't finding the opportunities here."

CORE has identified a smorgasbord of educational backgrounds and job skills that could be promoted in the region to help employers find qualified workers from the local pool of available labor, read more here

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