Putnam County High School (PCHS) is offering a new program to students beginning in the 2014-2015 school year! PCHS was awarded a $2.4 million grant from the US Department of Labor last spring, and with the funding, PCHS developed the Youth Empowerment for Success (YES) Program. YES students will complete all requirements for achievement of a high school diploma, while earning college credit. YES Program courses include academic dual-enrollment as well as technical classes in the areas of healthcare, information technology, and welding. PCHS has partnered with colleges, community, and businesses in order to ensure meaningful and transferable experiences for program students. Within the YES Program, students will also learn the soft skills necessary for life after high school and have an assortment of ways to explore opportunities available to them post-graduation. Students will be able to explore the world of work through career fairs and employer site visits, as well as obtain on-the-job training during internships and job shadowing. They also will have a chance to look into institutions of higher education by recruitment visits, college fairs, and campus tours. Additionally, each YES Program student will be able to hear guest speakers from high-demand industries, participate in mentorships, and work on service learning projects. The YES Program was created with the main goal of providing students with the education, skills, and opportunities that will help them be successful when they leave PCHS!
Please join us for an informational luncheon meeting on Monday, October 27 at 12:00 p.m. or on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:00pm in the PCHS Café!
RSVP to Donna Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org .