The YWCA Greater Memphis is accepting applications for its job skills training program for youth between the ages of 18 to 21 who are no longer attending school. Both female and male students are eligible for the one-year program, and there is no requirement for a high school diploma or GED.
Participants may choose from these technical job skills courses: warehouse logistics with forklift certification, computer repair, or customer service. The free program also includes job readiness training that prepares participants to receive the National Career Readiness Certificate. In addition, participants will receive bus passes, weekly stipends, and child care assistance.
“The unemployment rate for young adults in Memphis is double our city’s overall rate, says Greta Hunter, director of training and development for the YWCA Greater Memphis. “At the YWCA, we are committed to helping young people develop the job skills they need to contribute to the workplace and ultimately support themselves.”
Applications are being accepted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the YWCA Sarah Brown Branch, 1044 Mississippi Blvd., Memphis, 38126. For more information call (901)948-8899.