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MONTICELLO – On Saturday, June 4, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), the Monticello Interfaith Council, Sullivan Renaissance and the Village of Monticello will host a workshop to provide information on free employment and education training programs available through the Delaware Valley Job Corps (DVJC). The presentation will occur from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. at the Ted Stroebele Neighborhood Center located at 2 Jefferson Street, Monticello.
Since 1979, the Delaware Valley Job Corps has been providing critical job skills to 16 to 24 year olds while helping them earn a high school diploma or GED.
"The education, career training and job placement services offered by the Delaware Valley Job Corps can be life changing for young people who take advantage of this essential program," said Hinchey. "Even though Job Corps has a campus in Callicoon, very few residents of Sullivan County are fully aware of all the advantages the program has to offer. That's why I am delighted to host this event – to ensure that those who live in the area have the information and assistance they need to successfully apply for and participate in this no-cost program, which has already benefited so many young adults."
Program participants live on campus in Callicoon and receive training in trade fields including: advanced manufacturing; business technologies; carpentry; culinary arts; facilities maintenance; material handling; medical office support; security; automotive repair; construction; and electrician support. Along with job skill training, the DVJC can help participants attain a high school diploma or GED.
The program also provides free room and board, a cash stipend, basic health and medical services and job placement assistance. The services are available free of charge to qualified applicants and are funded through the U.S. Department of Labor Job Corps program authorized under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which Hinchey strongly supported.
Those looking for additional details on the event should contact Hinchey's Middletown office at 845-344-3211. More information on the program is also available at the DVJC website: http://delawarevalley.jobcorps.gov. Job Corps representatives will be available to schedule application orientations to interested individuals following the presentation.
DeHoyos Park Work Day
The Monticello Beautification Group and Sullivan Renaissance are holding a volunteer work day at DeHoyos Park on Hay Street in Monticello on Saturday, June 4 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
The goal will be to pick up where volunteers left off last month by re-mulching the beds and adding some additional landscaping. Volunteers should bring work gloves and hand tools if they have them.
For more information, contact Sullivan Renaissance at www.sullivanrenaissance.org or 845-295-2445.