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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.


YouthBuild Graduation December 22, 2015

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Through funding from the  U. S. Department of Labor, the Westmoreland-Fayette Workforce Investment Board is supporting the YouthBuild program in Fayette County.

On December 22, 2015 the second cycle of the Fayette County YouthBuild program had their graduation at the PA CareerLink ®Fayette County. There were approximately 30 family and friends of the nine graduates that came to show their support. All of the students completed the requirements for the program and two of the nine completed all four sections of their GED. One student had completed his high school diploma before the program started.   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.

The new cycle began in January 2016 and there are currently seven students working towards completing their certifications. This cycle will end in June 2016 and the 3rd cycle will begin in July 2016.