GODFREY - Building Futures YouthBuild, a non-traditional GED
training program, is holding an Internship and Job Placement Meet
and Greet from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 in the Advanced Technology
Center, Trimpe 141, on Lewis and Clark Community College's Godfrey
The meet and greet objective is to provide an opportunity for
businesses to meet and speak with YouthBuild students and staff
while discussing internship and mentoring opportunities.
"The Building Futures YouthBuild program would like to discuss
the possibility of a student's placement as an intern within your
company," said Kris Fields, director of the Building Futures
YouthBuild program at Lewis and Clark. "If your business does not
have an internship program, YouthBuild would like to explore the
variety of pathways available to implement and provide a co-op
internship program within your organization."
The Building Futures YouthBuild program is offered through the
Adult Education Department at L&C. The program offers GED
preparation and career and workforce readiness and leadership
development, through contextualized hands-on pre-apprenticeship
construction training in basic facilities maintenance.
YouthBuild students participate in professional development
objectives and core competencies through community leadership
projects, community event committees, community cleanups and child
advocacy initiatives. The YouthBuild internship objective is to
provide students with work experience to place on their resumes and
increase their abilities to acquire long-term employment
The L&C Adult Education division's Building Futures
YouthBuild program is a federally funded grant initiative designed
to assist and develop the young adult population. For more
information about the meet and greet or the Building Futures
YouthBuild program, call Student Services Coordinator Sabrina Davis
at (618) 468-4193.