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EDC & County Officials Celebrate Youth CareerConnect Successes

EDC Salutes County Youth CareerConnect Student Performance and Encourages More Business Collaboration

"We are excited to be a part of President Obama's STEM initiative geared at providing employers with a skilled workforce immediately following high school graduation and I congratulate all of our honorees," said EDC President Jim Coleman.  "The private investment from the business community is vital to the success of the YCC initiative. Our business partners not only provide job opportunities but serve as mentors to our students and also help to learn the skills needed to succeed in the workplace."

Bladensburg, MD - Yesterday, the Prince George's County Youth CareerConnect Program (YCCP) hosted its Summer Showcase Celebration at Bladensburg High School.  The  Youth CareerConnect Program is a part of President Obama's STEM initiative geared toward providing employers with a skilled workforce immediately following high school.  Dr. Kevin Maxwell, the CEO for the Prince George's County Public School System gave inspiring remarks to the students, parents and business officials gathered, stressing the importance of the YCC partnership and the tremendous resources offered through the YCCP to assist the students at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights and Potomac High Schools be more competitive for the workforce and gain the support to attend college.

The Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation is the manager of the $7 million grant the County received for this program last year and is pleased to be working with our business partners,  Lockheed Martin and  Dimensions Healthcare Systems.  The EDC is also in partnership with the Prince George's County Public School System, Ashlin Urban Institute, Hillside Work Scholarship Connection, Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), Prince George's County Community College and The Maryland Center at Bowie State University.  

"This is a great program and very important for our school system, our students and our partners," said Prince George's County Public School CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell.  "Nothing benefits the students more than the opportunity to see the real world and how their education relates to it."

Space is still available to enroll in the PGC-YCCP. Please call the Prince George's County Public Schools, Office of College and Career Readiness and Innovative Programs at 240-455-3824. Applicants must be students 9th through 11th grade students from Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights or Potomac high schools.

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