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Young adults attend N.C. Workforce Development Youth Summit

05.09.2011College & CommunitySpecial Events

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Young adults attend N.C. Workforce Development Youth Summit

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Young adults from Chatham, Harnett, Lee and Sampson counties were among approximately 200 who participated in the fifth annual North Carolina Youth Summit held April 15-16 in Greensboro. Workforce development boards from around the state and the North Carolina Department of Commerce sponsored the event. The young people heard motivational speakers, developed job skills and networked. The youth from the four counties attended the conference with Triangle South Workforce Development Board staff. Those attending were (front, from left) Geraldine Meadows, Lee County case manager; Erica Taylor, of Harnett, Kimberly Cook, of Chatham, Ashli Armstrong, of Harnett, and Tiana Powell, of Chatham; Sampson County case manager Frances Simmons; and Chatham County case manager Gisela Martinez, of Lee County; and, (back, from left) Donisha McNeill, of Lee; Harnett County JobLink Center coordinator Charlotte Leach; Shieena Upchurch, of Lee, Beyonka Moore, of Harnett, Nyiticia Newton, of Sampson, and Edward Howard, of Sampson; Sampson County coordinator of WIA Workforce Devewlopment Youth Services Jerry Bryant; Euigan Underwood, of Sampson; and Triangle South Local Area Youth Services coordinator Russell Ingram. Not pictured is Solomon McCauley, of Harnett. Triangle South, headquartered at Central Carolina Community College in Lee County, offers youth and dislocated workers opportunities to gain new skills through college courses and other means. For more information on programs available through Triangle South Workforce Development Board, visit www.trianglesouthworkforce.com or (919) 775-2122.

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