OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM
Regional Learning Center
Career Skills for 2007
410 8th St.
Rockford, IL 61104
Description of Services
The Regional Learning Center’s program Career Skills for 2007 provides a comprehensive educational and job readiness program for youth from 17-19 who have dropped out of school, enabling them to complete high school or earn a GED. During the school year, the educational program (funded by non-WIA sources) includes tutoring, study skills training/strategies, and group and individual instruction in course work leading to secondary school completion. The WIA-funded component of the program (a daily class) helps youth develop the basic employment skills and competencies needed to succeed in the workplace. The youth also receive supplemental tutoring in their school subjects to help them succeed in the program.
In July 2007 and June 2008, RLC conducts a special three-week special summer component of the program. Academics, computer skills, and career exploration are emphasized.
The program has both Rockford and Belvidere sites.