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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Carver Scott Educational Coop Receives Youth in Employment Services Award

Joyce Eissinger (left) and Gary Dohse of the Carver Scott Educational Coop receiving the Scott County Youth in Employment Services award from Ann Glaves, St. Francis Regional Medical Center and member of the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board.

The Carver Scott Educational Cooperative received an Excellence in Youth Employment Services Award at the Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board’s (WIB) annual legislative and awards event held Dec. 16 at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.

The Award is presented to an organization, program, employer or an individual in Scott County who has demonstrated a commitment to and effectiveness in preparing young people ages 14–21 to enter the workforce.

“The Educational Cooperative is being recognized for their Youth Build project which teaches occupational, academic and work related skills to high school seniors who did not get the required school credits to get their diplomas.” said Ann Glaves, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, sponsor of the award. “Every summer, approximately 15 youth in the program learn how to apply information from their math, and other classes into on real-world opportunities such as building new homes and reconstructing old housing.” The Dakota-Scott Workforce Investment Board oversees employment programs and WorkForce Centers in Dakota and Scott Counties including sites in Burnsville, Shakopee and West St. Paul.

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