East Hartord Mayor Visits CREC Youth Employment Program
East Hartford Mayor Marcia Leclerc visited CREC's summer completion events. This one at Charlie's Restaurant, had about 35 youth participants who celebrated with pizza and salad after a rewarding summer working for East Hartford Parks and Recreation department. One youth participant was busy with his networking skills at the event, introducing himself to the Mayor and asking if there might be any part time opportunities for him at the Parks Department, now that the summer has ended. Knowing what it takes to "get the job" is one of the lessons taught by Capital Workforce Partners community agency partners like Capitol Region Education Council.
Many other completion ceremonies have been taking place throughout the region, as these youngsters begin to transition from summer work, back to school.