Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Connect To Success Off and Running

Several months ago, a program urged by myself and Commissioner Portune kicked off, and is now underway. It's called Connect To Success, and it helps identify school dropouts and connect them to education and workplace opportunities.

Over the holidays, Channel 9 aired a great story describing why Connect to Success is so important, and talking to young people about the difference it's already making for them. The story also touches on the next phase of this work, which will be expanding to more and more young people in 2009.

The money for this work all comes from the federal government (Workforce Investment Act dollars), and the Workforce Investment Board oversees the implementation of these important initiatives.

Thanks to all those who are launching this important new effort. And more to come in 2009 as we build on this good first step.

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