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 “Building Career Pathways to Sustainable Employment,” a pilot program for Evanston teens and young adults age 18-26 is now open for registration. The program was created by the City of Evanston’s Youth and Young Adult Division and Youth Job Center of Evanston. It will provide 15 low- to moderate-income Evanston participants with subsidized wages and funding for continued educational advancement directly aligned with each participant’s career pathway plan, as well as supportive services, career counseling, educational support and transportation assistance. An example of educational advancement is paid training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant with a career pathway plan leading to LPN certification.

Participating employers will provide a long-term commitment to the participants through permanent employment after participants successfully complete on-the-job training and attain credentials. While employed, participants will continue to receive program support to further career progression and increase opportunities for advancement.

The deadline to reserve a space for the pre-orientation session is 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2012. To register, call Nathan Norman, Youth and Young Adult Outreach Worker, at 847-448-8138 or email The pre-orientation session will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston.

Participants should bring proof of Evanston residency (State ID, driver’s license or utility bill), plus their social security card and a copy of their high school or GED diploma. All registered participants will take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) at the pre-orientation session.