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Career event for teens, young adults

8/1/2014, 6 a.m.

Teens and young adults can explore traditional and new career paths and training at DeKalb Workforce Development’s Youth ROCK! on Aug. 8 in Decatur.

The Youth Round-up Occupational Career Kickoff! takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 4 at DWD’s facility at 774 Jordan Lane.

Program participants ages 14 to 21 will attend career-focused workshops that introduce traditional and nontraditional career paths such as media/TV, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, and health care and include speakers, role play, and information exchange.

Youth ROCK! is a platform for youth to explore and experience various industries and career paths. As a component of the DWD summer work experience program, the event prepares young people for employment and academic endeavors.

Year-round, DWD also mentors teens and young adults to become self-sufficient by offering life skills programs designed to build competency in financial management, leadership, and character building.

For more information, contact Latanya Lowery at llowery@dekalbcountyga.gov or 404-371-3038 or call 404-687-3400.