Current Events, Training and CONNECT Update

Know youths in need of a pathway to workforce?

Alachua YouthBuild is currently accepting applications for 18 to 22-year-olds that lack a high school diploma or GED.  The program engages young people by offering an alternative to the traditional school. 50 percent of time is spent in educational pursuits—namely a GED,  40 percent of the time is spent in construction and job skills training, and 10 percent of time is spent in leadership development.

Alachua YouthBuild has partnered with Alachua Habitat for Humanity and Santa Fe College, running the program out of the Charles R. Perry Center for Construction on the northwest campus of Santa Fe College.  Participants will receive a weekly stipend and incentives for benchmark completion.  Successful graduates of the program will obtain their GED and five nationally recognized building credentials. For eligibility information and an application, please click here.


Our Region’s Got Worldclass Talent

FloridaWorks would like to help you showcase your worldclass talent! Are you a jobseeker with an associates degree or higher, have five+ years experience in an industry and you are fully registered with Employ Florida If you fit all of the above prerequisites, we invite you to sharpen your jobseeking skills in a half day workshop called Our Region’s Got Worldclass Talent. Please register and join us from 8:15 AM to 11:30 AM on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Villa East in downtown Gainesville. The focus of Our Region’s Got Worldclass Talent will be to help you showcase your skills, reenergize your job search efforts, PLUS have some fun shaking off some of your stress!