Picente, Destito and BOCES Superintendent & Students Wrap Up Summer Youth Employment Program at MVCC

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 6th at the MVCC Alumni College Center, he will be joined by Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito and BOCES Superintendent Howard D. Mettelman as the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development concludes the 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program. About 250 local youth will attend.

“The lessons that are learned through the Summer Youth Employment Program will help these youth long after summer has ended,” Picente said. “There are lessons that are only learned at a workplace – lessons about teamwork, about diversity and about the kinds of success young people can have by putting their enthusiasm, energy and creativity to work for an employer.”
Picente will be joined by the following student speakers from programs offered through the School and Business Alliance:
  • Tyler Cavanaugh – Computer Information Technology Program – RFA
  • Scott Wilson – Civil Engineering Program – Proctor High School
  • Michael Frazier – Media and Technology Program – Waterville High School
  • Hannah Forbes – Health Careers Program – Proctor High School
Picente said that youth helped the community through their participation in community service projects, whether at local agencies or through service activities such as the LEAD OUTreach program to support the county’s lead poisoning prevention program. “The Summer Youth Employment Program gives these young people outstanding experience as well as what is often their first job,” Picente said. “This has been a great summer for the youth who were in the program, and I hope they build upon the success they have achieved this summer when they return to school next month.”
Time:  11a.m. Date:  Friday, August 6th
Place: Alumni College Center, MVCC Utica
Guests: Assemblywoman Destito, BOCES Superintendent Dr. Howard Mettelman, students.