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Job skills program is for young women


September 4, 2018

A job skills program for women ages 13 to 19 through a University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh research study beginning September 15 is registering.

Participants will get a certificate of completion, new skills and opportunities to make a difference in their communities and practice in resume building and interview preparation and mentorship.

The program is six sessions of three hours each. Participants must attend at least four of the six sessions to be eligible for gifts and the certificate of completion.

Surveys will take place at the beginning and end of training and two follow up serveys after the program ends. Participating in the surveys is voluntary and anonymous. Food and compensation will be provided.

For more information, contact Adwoa Boateng or Keona Blankenship at 484-505-0812 or 412-708-1426.

The program is inclusive for young people and welcomes all who are comfortable in a women’s group. This includes, but is not limited to, those identifying cis gender, transgender, those not identifying with the gender binary, those who are differently abled and more. All are welcome.

This research study is supported by a grant from the FISA Foundation and the Grable Foundation to Dr. Elizabeth Miller at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh. She can be reached at 412-692-8504 with any questions.


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