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'What's Next?' The 2018 Youth Summit/Job Fair Is Ready to Help Young People Find Gainful Employment

10th annual event scheduled for 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, March 27

Post Date:02/14/2018

The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its 10th annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the Lake Charles Civic Center, 900 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles.

 The purpose of this year's free event, called "Paths to Success: Chapter 18 - What’s Next?” is to connect the area’s young people, ages 16-24, with employers, resources, and post-secondary education/training to help them prepare for and obtain gainful employment. 

Young people who attend can participate in several workshops on topics such as youth programs, work readiness and  high-demand occupations in Southwest Louisiana.

Many local employers will be on-hand to interview and accept applications for full-time, part-time, and summer employment. Representatives from McNeese State University, SOWELA Technical Community College, ABC, and other local schools will be present to answer questions concerning specific curricula that will qualify them for jobs in high-demand occupations.

Those who plan to attend should come dressed for interviews and they should bring copies of their resumes, as well as smiles and positive attitudes.

To preregister, visit

Employers interested in taking part in the event have until March 13 to register to do so. Call Kendrick Celestine, 337-721-4010, ext. 5004, or Gwen Guillory, 337-721-4010, ext. 5009, for information.

For more information on registering or the event, call Celestine at  337-721-4010, ext. 5004.

The Youth Program is sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Workforce Development Board (WDB), in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

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