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GRCMC offering Verified Resume training program to youth ages 16-24.

Underwriting support from:

/Gretchen Vinnedge

The Community Media Center is one of five sites selected to be part of a national Verified Resume Project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  The CMC will train youth and also assist other Michigan based organizations, to create certification programs that will issue Verified Resumes (VR).  Working with youth ages 16-14, the Verified Resume process will:

  • Impart skills and behaviors youth need for success in college and work.
  • Provide a document for youth to use similar to a letter of recommendation.  The VR is a valuable asset for those who don't have someone to vouch for them.
  • Establish feedback from work to youth development organizations by connecting youth programs to immediate work supervisors who directly observe the young people on the job. Unlike a traditional diploma, a Verified Resume is a living document that changes to reflect a youth's work experience.

The CMC program will train area youth in the field of video production as they learn soft skills such as:

  • Responsibility
  • Working with Cultural Diversity
  • Acquiring and evaluating information
  • Creativity
  • Listening
  • Team player

The CMC is currently accepting applications from young people ages 16-24 for their VR program which will start on May 10,  2010.  For more information on how to apply contact:  Gretchen Vinnedge 616.459.4788 ext 126 or email her at [email protected].

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