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Quick Fact


The Employment, Advancement and Retention Network (EARN)program consists of two components which are the Career Development Component (CDC) and the Work Support Component (WSC). The CDC design focuses mainly activities such as unsubsidized employment, subsidized employment, on-the-job training, work experience, community service providing child care services to individuals in community service, job search, job readiness and vocational skills training.

Activities provided in the WSC design are job search and job readiness assistance, subsidized employment and unsubsidized employment.


Fayette County YouthBuild Graduation

YouthBuild Graduation

Through funding from the U. S. Department of Labor, the WIB is supporting the YouthBuild program in Fayette County.

On June 24, 2015 the first cycle of the new Fayette County YouthBuild program had their graduation at the PA CareerLink Fayette County. There were approximately 50 family and friends of the eight YouthBuild Fayette graduates that came to show their support. All of the students completed the requirements for the program and four of the eight completed all four sections of their GED.  Each student received a certificate of completion and a portfolio which included all of their certifications and a copy of their resume. The students receive certifications in NCCER (The National Center for Construction Education and Research), OSHA 10 Construction Safety, CPR/First Aide, and certificates in different trainings like diversity and sexual violence.  Currently, five out of the eight are working since the program ended.