Nevada County Fair Partners with Summer Youth Employment Program

This post was written by jd on June 22, 2009
Posted Under: nevada county fair

Photo courtesy Nevada County Fair

Photo courtesy Nevada County Fair

The Nevada County Fairgrounds has partnered with One-Stop Business and Career Center’s Summer Youth Program to provide jobs and training to Nevada County youth.

The program provides young adults with employment skills in a planned, structured learning environment. It is designed to provide specific behavioral skills appropriate for the workplace, as well as to promote the development of good work habits and basic work skills. Each applicant must go through a job interview process before being placed in the program.

At the Fairgrounds, the young adults have been busy doing winter clean-up of the Fairgrounds, building benches, preparing various areas for this year’s Fair, installing bicycle stalls, landscaping, and painting. Their current project involves designing and landscaping a garden memorial, from its inception to its completion, near Gate 4.

“I believe in empowering our youth,” said Clif Mackinley, work program supervisor at the Fairgrounds, “and this program does just that. It empowers them, teaches them life and employment skills, and teaches them about taking responsibility on the job.”

The program, which is funded through federal dollars received from the Private Industry Council, provides participants the opportunity to work 40 hours per week at the Fairgrounds until the end of September.

“The work these young adults do is so beneficial to our Fairgrounds and our community,” said Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager at the Fairgrounds. “They are hard workers, with a strong work ethic, and their work is already evident to Fairgrounds’ visitors. It is a delight to have them working at the Fairgrounds.”

Contact: Robin Hauck, Deputy Manager
(530) 273-6217; robin@nevadacountyfair.com

For more information about the Nevada County Fair, August 12 – 16, call 273-6217 or visit www.nevadacountyfair.com. For information about the One-Stop Business and Career Center, call (530) 265-7088.

By Wendy Oaks

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