Here are some events happening near you:
Applications being accepted for construction programs
Who: The Social Development Commission, or SDC, is accepting applications for two upcoming construction programs: YouthBuild and Absolute Advantage.
YouthBuild requirements: Be a low-income Milwaukee County resident from the ages of 18 to 24 and be interested in getting your GED/HSED while being trained in the construction field and can get paid to learn.
About Absolute Advantage: Absolute Advantage is a nine-week construction program offered through SDC in partnership with Ezekiel Community Development Corp.
Absolute Advantage requirements: To apply, you must be age 18 and older and have a high school diploma or GED.
Important dates: An Information session will be held for both programs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the SDC, 1730 W. North Ave.
A mobile jobs van will help Milwaukee’s men
What: The Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative is sponsoring a meet-and-greet and open conversation for men and the issues specific to them. Men will be allowed to share and learn from one another in a safe, judge-free zone. A panel of experts will discuss mental health, employment, planning for your future and other topics. A mobile jobs van will be on hand to help with employment searches. This event is free and open to men.
When: From 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27
Where: Gee’s Clippers, 2200 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Boost your IT skills in 16-week program
Who: Tech/Hire, in partnership with MATC, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Employ Milwaukee, is offering a 16-week hands-on accelerated IT Service Center Technician program.
Requirements: This program is free and 12 postsecondary credits are earned.
Important date: The next information session is Feb. 17t.
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Editor’s note: This information was provided from City Clerk’s Workforce Development Office.
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