Summer Youth Employment
NoRTEC is currently working with Program Operators to present a summer youth employment program in our eleven-county region modeled after a successful program implemented last summer in Del Norte County. The E3 Program (Experience Education Employment) was developed through a cooperative effort between the Del Norte Workforce Center, Del Norte County Office of Education, Building Health Communities (The California Endowment), and local employers. The program provided young people in the county with soft skills training, an opportunity to interview for a real job, high school credit, and paid work experience.
Last summer’s program was a pilot project that served almost 20 young individuals. NoRTEC and its Program Operators are planning to extend this project to other counties within our region and put 100 youth to work during the summer of 2018.