Supporting Youth Career Development with Horizons Youth Services and Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center in Simpsonville, Kentucky
White Cap, a distributor of specialty construction supplies and safety products to professional contractors, has donated materials, tools, and equipment to the Simpsonville, Kentucky Job Corps Center’s Carpentry Program for enrolled students to use in gaining hands-on experience during their internships.
The local White Cap branch based in Louisville, Kentucky, is a proud supporter of local nonprofits Horizons Youth Services and Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center. Carpentry Instructor Steve Rusch from the Job Corps Center led the effort to coordinate the internship program with White Cap.
The outcomes of the internship programs that these organizations jointly coordinate go beyond the immediate application of trade skills for students. These programs position students for lifelong success through skills attainment, progress through career pathways, and access to sustainable and increasing living wages.
Last year, 75 percent of Job Corps’ nearly 50,000 enrollees entered employment or higher education after leaving the program. Job Corps is a tuition-free training and education program that connects eligible young men and women with the skills and educational opportunities they need to establish real careers. Horizons Youth Services helps connect students with Job Corps programs across the United States.
“There will always be a demand for skilled labor and, through this program, students can graduate with marketable skills,” said Jeremiah George, North Central Regional Vice President, White Cap. “We are proud to support a program that makes such a great impact in our local community.”
Learn more about White Cap's Commitment to Our People & Communities here: https://about.whitecap.com/our-people-and-communities.
About Horizons Youth Services
Horizons Youth Services, which began in 1983, helps young people obtain the quality education and relevant job training skills they need to be competitive in today’s rapidly changing job market. HYS also focuses on providing young people with important life skills and a sense of responsibility that enables them to be productive citizens who can and do improve their communities and their world. Horizons Youth Services believes that programs must focus on the entire person, not just on educational and job training skills. As a result, Horizons Youth Services has developed and operated numerous innovative youth programs throughout its 30-year history that focus on leadership training and team development, including training specifically for Student Government officers at Job Corps centers. For more information, visit Home - Horizons Youth Services.
About Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center
At Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission to teach eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and place them in meaningful jobs or further education. For more information, visit Home | Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center.