Monthly workshops help students build life skills
BRATTLEBORO - Vermont Works for Women is running Youth@Work for girls and gender-expansive students enrolled at Windham Regional Career Center this spring. VWW’s youth program coordinator Marla Goldstein began meeting monthly with a cohort of students to build personal and professional skills for life after high school. Monthly, hands-on workshop topics range from effective communication and personal finance to self-advocacy and more. The program will include opportunities to meet with local women and gender-expansive professionals through career panels and field trips and each student enrolled can participate in a one-on-one coaching session with VWW Employment and Career Services staff to discuss and plan their career journeys.
In addition to monthly workshops, students can earn up to 24 hours of paid career exploration experience, including internships, informational interviews, and job shadows with a local employer. A variety of Windham County employers will engage in Youth@Work to support students and provide mentorship and career exploration experiences. Employers have experience in construction, transportation, metalsmithing and jewelry design, clothing production, and other trades.
Interested WRCC students or staff can contact Goldstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.