Brevard County, Florida-CareerSource Brevard (CSB), the area authority on workforce development, supported by Wells Fargo and in partnership with the UF/IFAS Extension Brevard County 4-H Youth Development Program has begun taking applications from military dependents between the ages of 16 and 24 for Career JumpStart for Florida’s Military Youth, a career readiness training program. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., March 24-26, at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Patrick Air Force Base. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on February 20 and accepted applicants will be notified by March 6. Interested individuals can contact Crystal Post, Military Family Employment Advocate at [email protected].
Career JumpStart for Florida’s Military Youth, funded through a grant from Wells Fargo, is a three day, hands-on intensive, technology-driven job readiness skills program that is designed to increase participants’ abilities to develop and pursue their career goals. The program focuses on the essential skills and career exploration processes that participants can carry with them regardless of where they live.
“We recognize that military family members between the ages of 16 and 24 have significant barriers to employment, it’s an unfortunate side effect of frequent moves,” said CareerSource Brevard President, Lisa Rice.
CareerSource Brevard piloted the 3-day intensive program in the summer of 2012 for 30 participants. The program’s goal was to provide life skills, career exploration and career readiness instruction to military spouses and youth dependants in order to provide targeted instruction and resources that would strengthen the target audience’s employability skills.
“This program was developed with community support and met with enthusiasm by the military population and leadership,” said Rice.
For more information about Career JumpStart for Florida’s Military Youth, please contact Crystal Post, [email protected], Military Family Employment Advocate with CareerSource Brevard.