July 5, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nicole Bell |Communications Manager | 517-937-5378 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership Creates Opportunity for Hillsdale Youth
A partnership between Michigan Works! Southeast, Key Opportunities, Inc., Hillsdale Community Schools and local employers provided 9 Hillsdale County teens with a valuable work experience this summer. The students, aged 14-19 spent two weeks of their summer break working in custodial positions at Hillsdale Schools and developing skills that will help them in future jobs.
Prior to their assignment, the teens met with local employers, who stressed the importance of developing good work habits, said Kristyn Nichelson, a career advisor at Michigan Works! Southeast. “Business professionals explained the importance of excellent attendance, positive attitude, acceptance of workplace policies, accountability for actions, appropriate appearance, and showing ambition while working,” Nichelson said.
The employers also exposed the students to the wealth of career opportunities available in the county. “This program provides student with connections to the community that they will continue to have once the experience is complete,” said Julie Boyce, Executive Director of Key Opportunities, Inc.
“This program demonstrates that the Hillsdale community is committed to providing opportunities to its youth,” said William Sleight, Director of Michigan Works! Southeast. “We are excited to collaborate with our community partners and local employers who continually demonstrate that Hillsdale County is a great place to call home,” Sleight said.