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Centralina NEXGEN Young Adults from Anson County Receive State Certifications

Dec 16, 2015

UCCA-NCLM Certificates updated

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When most people think of young adults they don"t think about the talent and skill sets each individual can bring to the table." With this in mind,the Centralina Workforce Development Board and the NEXGEN Council thrives on building the NEXGEN talent pipeline for local employers." Centralina WDB funded NEXGEN young adults from Union County Community Action (UCCA) recently went through the North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) certification process with the Town of Wadesboro.
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The certification process took place over a two day training period." UCCA played a major part by allowing the three young men to be a part of the work experience at the Town of Wadesboro." NEXGEN young adults Kelley McManus,Calvin Brown,and Johnnie Pickett were able to attend the training with the Town of Wadesboro employees." The NCLM certification process will allow the young adults to direct traffic during road work as certified flaggers in the state of North Carolina."
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The three young men are currently completing UCCA"s internship portion of the program and are looking for full-time employment."
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"They will be great candidates because they"re already trained," said Garrett Malone,Career Development Specialist at UCCA. "Johnnie and all of the guys were proud because they obtained a certification that will assist them in becoming more employable."
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The certification will not only help their resumes but it"s also the first certification any of them ever received since their high school diplomas." "
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The Centralina Workforce Development Board and theNEXGEN Council are extremely proud of the three young men and all of Centralina NEXGEN customers." To discover how the NEXGEN Council is preparing the next generation of talent,contact Solomon McAuley,Centralina WDB"s Youth Specialist at 704-348-2725 or smcauley@centralina.org.""

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