BCCC, PA CareerLink Partner for Out of School Youth

The staff behind the program include (from left) Andrea Bernard, Dena Niles, Terece Torquato, Eunice Rush-Day, Amanda Vogelman, and G. Jay Francis.

A new partnership aims to benefit people ages 16-24 who are not enrolled in schooling, have dropped out, or are low income. Bucks County Community College and PA CareerLink are joining forces to train and educate these “out-of-school youth” so they can find quality jobs.

The PA CareerLink location in Bristol Township will serve the Lower Bucks community.

The idea is simple: help youth prepare for their GED exams and train them for the workforce. But the execution comes about thanks to a $600,000 grant awarded by the Bucks County Workforce Development Board.

BCCC Director of Government Funding Initiatives Eunice Rush-Day said funds are provided through the U.S. Department of Labor.

“Youth will be encouraged to pursue further educational or training opportunities that will lead to well-paid jobs in fulfilling careers,” said Eunice Rush-Day. “We are excited to be able to support these young adults in their goal towards self-sufficiency.”

The participants will also have a chance for paid work experiences.

Anyone looking for more information, or to enroll, can contact Terece Torquato at 215-781-1073, ext. 2210.