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April 1, 2012

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Proposals sought

PLATTSBURGH — The North Country Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is making approximately $350,000 of Workforce Investment Act funding available to fund services to high-school youth.

"There is incredible pressure on school districts to cut funding," said board Chairman Joe Riccio. "At the same time, the WIB is seeing an increasing need to ensure that young people have access to opportunities for career exploration, internships and part-time jobs."

The intention is to fund projects that keep youth engaged by connecting classroom experience to real-life work activities and career pathways. Programs must engage youth at risk of dropping out of school by creating a link between academic learning, work-based experiences and career pathways.

Organizations interested can call the WIB office at 561-4295 or visit www.nc workforce.com.

The WIB will hold a mandatory bidders' conference on Wednesday to entertain questions. Call the WIB office to register.

Open house

TICONDEROGA — The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce will host a OneWorkSource and the InternetXpress@Your Library open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18.

The chamber, OneWorkSource, Adirondack Community Action Programs Inc. and the Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System have a partnership to serve the Ticonderoga area by offering OneWorkSource open houses on a monthly basis. They are available to employers, employees and community members.

The services will be provided once a month on the third Wednesday of the month at the chamber unless otherwise advertised.

The services will include OneWorkSource registration, job-search activities (including lists of current employment opportunities for Clinton and Essex counties) and the chance to register for free computer and digital literacy classes with the InternetXpress program.

The services offered for employers will include the ability to post any employment opportunities, applicant referral and discussion of services that can provide the employer with hiring incentives or workshops that can be used to train current employees in digital literacy such as basic computers, Microsoft Word/Excel and email.

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