Tutorial Center instructor and VT House Representative, Robin Chestnut Tangerman presented an overview of how our state government operates to more than 30 interested community members of all ages and backgrounds.
He shared a lot of important information for ways citizens can successfully engage with members of Vermont State Government.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin announced recently that The Tutorial Center will receive $63,676 in funding support to conduct its Youth Agriculture Project during the summer of 2014, as part of the Vermont Dept. of Labor’s Summer Employment Opportunity program. The funds will partially support the operating cost of the Youth Agriculture Project and provide wages for participating youth.
“Providing workplace experience for young Vermonters helps them make smart academic and career choices, gives them a foot in the door to some of the best companies across the state that are hiring, and helps keep them here in Vermont after graduation,” Gov. Shumlin said.
“Involving students in the workplace builds their confidence, their career awareness, and their future marketable skills,” agreed Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan.
Our very popular Summer Work and Learn Program is gearing up. This is a wonderful opportunity for area youth with challenging lives to experience a supportive peer environment; learn about agriculture through all aspects of gardening; and get hands-on involvement in business planning and management by bringing their produce to market.
If you, or someone you know age 16-21, is looking for a positive place to dig in this summer and have some fun – find out more about YAP’s Summer Work & Learn.