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11th annual Youth Summit set for March 26 at Civic Center

The American Job Center Youth Department will host its 11th annual Youth Summit from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The year’s event, called “Level Up,” hopes to connect the area’s young people, ages 16-24, with employers, resources and post-secondary education/training to help them prepare for and obtain gainful employment.

Young people who attend can participate in several workshops on topics such as youth programs, work readiness, job training, resources and high-demand occupations in Southwest Louisiana.

Many local employers will be on-hand to interview and accept applications for fulltime, part-time and summer employment.

Representatives from McNeese State University, SOWELA Technical Community College, ABC and other local schools will be present to answer questions concerning specific curricula that will qualify them for jobs in highdemand occupations.

Those who plan to attend should come dressed for interviews and they should bring copies of their resumes, as well as smiles and positive attitudes.

For more information, call the American Job Center at 337-721-4010 and ask to speak with the Youth Department.

The Youth Program is sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, American Job Center Network, Workforce Development Board (WDB), in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

To register or learn more about the event, visit annualyouthsummit.splashthat.com.

Many local employers will be on-hand to interview and accept applications for full-time, parttime and summer employment.