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NEW WORKFORCE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS $2,000 TO FIRST STATE YOUTH
The Delaware Workforce Investment Board, Youth Council identified a need for scholarships for youth with limited educational funding needs. In some cases, youth need as little assistance as a semester of tuition, a seminar, or even just one class.
As a result, the Delaware Workforce Development Board, Career Development Scholarship Award was born and recently made its inaugural award of $2,000 to three young people throughout the state of Delaware.
Darian Corcer of Greenwood was awarded $1,000, Madeline McGrath of Ocean View $500, and Kasey Mitchell of Milford received $500. The three youth competed against 15 other Delaware youth for the awards based on an essay and application review.
“This is an excellent demonstration of the importance of business leaders coming together to work with young people to help craft the workforce of the futures,” said Youth Council Chairman, George Krupanski. “In the Years to come, we hope to grow the fund with contributions from business leaders so we can serve more young people.”
The Youth Council depends on the generosity of local businesses to provide scholarships to Delaware’s young people. In addition, Delaware business leaders judged the applications and plan to do so annually going forward.
“We hope this will be an annual event, with the continued support and generosity of local businesses,” said Mr. Krupanski.
To learn more about the scholarship and how to apply, go to: http://bit.ly/1EekvgV
The Delaware Workforce Development Board ensures the citizens of Delaware are provided with occupational training and employment service opportunities to help them achieve employment sustaining them and their families. We also seek to communicate with our business industry partners to provide them with qualified workers to meet their employment needs. The DWIB also has a very active Youth Council that has oversight for programs designed specifically to help Delaware’s at-risk and neediest youth prepare for the workforce.
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