‘Year Up’ Program Trains Students For Entry-Level Job Openings

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A IT IS MONEY OR FAMILY OBLIGATIONS COLLEGE CAN BE OUT OF REACH FOR MANY YOUNG ADULT. KATE SHOWS US HOW A BOSTON ORGANIZATION IS MATCHING TALENT WITH THE WORKPLACE DEMAND, NO DEGREE REQUIRED. LET ME CHECK THIS. THIS IS MORE THAN A CLASS ABOUT FINANCING. IT IS A CLEAR PATHWAY TO A GOOD PAYING JOB. I AM REALLY INTERESTED. NATALIE GARCIA IS ONE OF HUNDREDS OF ADULTS. IS PAYING FOR COLLEGE, IT WAS TOO MUCH. THAT’S HOW I GOT INTO THE FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY. TO GET INTO A PROFESSIONAL JOB SHE IS TAKING SIX MONTHS OF INTENSE CLASSES FOLLOWED BY A SIX MONTH INTERNSHIP. THEY OFFER A RANGE OF TRAINING PROGRAMS FROM FINANCING TO IT. THERE’S A NUMBER OF PROFESSIONAL JOBS THAT DON’T NECESSARILY NEED A COLLEGE EDUCATION. IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HERE IN BOSTON. WHEN WE LOOK AT IT THERE ARE MILLIONS OF ENTRY-LEVEL JOBS THAT ARE UNFULFILLED. AND TO FILL THEM, THEY WORK CLOSELY WITH BOSTON BUSINESSES DIRECT ACCESS FOR INTERNSHIPS THAT COULD LEAD TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT. WE HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT. THAT INCLUDES RESOURCES FOR CHILDCARE HOUSING AND LEGAL ISSUES. AND THESE STUDENTS GET PAID ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE LOOKING FOR IS GREAT. AND THAT’S NOT SOMETHING ANY COLLEGE CAN TEACH. THEY TEACH YOU WHAT IS EXPECTED AND HOW TO SHAPE OR BREAK YOU. THEY ARE FUNDED THROUGH THOSE COURT — THROUGH THOSE

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