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YouthWorks teaches teens host of skills for workplace success

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Posted on August 10, 2017 |
By Will DiGravio



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JAKE GORTON, LEFT, and Justin Jackson work together in a Hannaford Career Center computer lab during a Youth Works class last week. Youth Works is a program facilitated by Vermont Adult Learning, Hannaford Career Center and ReSOURCE, a state-run program. Independent photo/Trent Campbell

MIDDLEBURY — More strict than school, less strict than a traditional job. That’s the mantra of YouthWorks, an initiative sponsored by several Addison County and statewide organizations aiming to make area youth career ready.

This summer, 11 students ages 16-21 have been taking part in a YouthWorks program at Hannaford Career Center and at worksites to develop a variety of personal and professional skills. The goal is to teach them not only how to land a job, but to do well once they’re employed.

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