workNet DuPage to host career conversation for young adults Sept. 24

  • Featured panelists for Taking Advantage of Opportunities on September 24, 2021. Mark Fergle, Midwest Sales Account Executive, Danny Garcia, Software Developer and Technical Solutions Architect; Marquel Brumfield, Truck Driver; and Crystal Varela, Machine Operator.

    Featured panelists for Taking Advantage of Opportunities on September 24, 2021. Mark Fergle, Midwest Sales Account Executive, Danny Garcia, Software Developer and Technical Solutions Architect; Marquel Brumfield, Truck Driver; and Crystal Varela, Machine Operator.

 
 
Updated 9/15/2021 11:36 PM

On Friday, Sept. 24, workNet DuPage will host a free career conversation for young adults ages 17-24 on "Taking Advantage of Opportunities" at 9 a.m.

The webinar covers free career services through workNet DuPage's MyWay Program for eligible young adults including:

 

• Internships with companies in DuPage County;

• Federal funding for school and job training programs;

• Career exploration and help finding a job;

• Making professional connections.

The workshop features career pathway stories from young adults Danny Garcia, software developer and technical solutions architect; Crystal Varela, machine operator; Marquel Brumfield, truck driver; and Mark Fergle, Midwest sales account executive.

Jim Fergle, a veteran job coach that has successfully served DuPage County job seekers for more than two decades, will moderate the panel.

To register and learn more, visit worknetdupage.org/youngadultcareerconversation/ or call (630) 955-2067.

The DuPage County Workforce Development Division/workNet DuPage Career Center is funded through the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and serves job seekers and businesses in DuPage County. Its mission is to ensure that DuPage County businesses have access to a skilled workforce and job seekers have access to meaningful employment. For more information, visit www.worknetdupage.org.

Youth Services at workNet DuPage is the county's lead agency for youth employment programs. The program provides eligible young adults with free career and employment services to help them start a career with a future. The Youth Services Program Make Your Way (My Way) promotes career exploration, professional development and work readiness for young adults ages 17-24 who aren't sure about their next step. Participants gain valuable experience through internships and on-the-job learning. Participants can also qualify for training grants of up to $10,000 to attend programs that lead to credentials and employment in high-growth occupations. Visit worknetdupage.org/youth/ to learn more.

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