A new, federally financed job training and education program for 60 young, unemployed, high school dropouts is set to begin.
The Office of Employment and Training hired Arbor of Baltimore to operate the $175,000 program at 511A Eastern Blvd., Essex. Arbor is searching for young people ages 16 to 21 who need help finding a job.
Gloria Sandstrom, the county's manager of youth programs, said the program will assess applicants' educational needs; help them get a GED; teach them how to look, act and speak when applying for a job; get them internships with area firms; and eventually help them secure a position. Classes begin at the end of this month. Three similar, but older programs are operating in Dundalk, Randallstown and the York Road corridor. Arbor Inc., based in Philadelphia, has run similar programs in Baltimore and in Anne Arundel County. Information: 887-HIRE.