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2013 Youth Summit/Job Fair set Wednesday in Lake Charles

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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

The Calcasieu Workforce Center (CWC) will host its annual Youth Summit/Job Fair from 7:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 17.

The event will be held on the second floor in the Mezzanine and Contraband Room at the Lake Charles Civic Center at 900 Lakeshore Drive in Lake Charles.

According to organizers, the purpose of the Youth Summit /Job Fair is to motivate the youth of Southwest Louisiana to overcome life's obstacles and be the best they can be.

The theme is: "Get Over YOUrself."

The summit will include a selection of appropriate workshops.

TaMarlon Carter, an innovative thinker, youth advocate, effective team builder, and an entrepreneur dedicated to cultivating a community of success, will be the keynote speaker.

Carter will address ways to overcome barriers, to help youth meet their employment and training goals.

The targeted population will be youth, ages 16 thru 24. Twenty-five employers are expected to be on hand to interview youth for various job openings.

The youth of Southwest Louisiana are encouraged to attend the 2013 Youth Summit/Job Fair, to preregister at cppj.net/youthsummit, and to come dressed for an interview; bring resume(s), a smile, and a great attitude.

For more information, call (337) 721-4010; Jonnika Boutte, Ext. 5002 or Venus DeJean, Ext. 5004.

The Calcasieu Workforce Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and for persons with limited English proficiency.

The Youth Program is sponsored by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, Workforce Investment Board, in conjunction with the Louisiana Workforce Commission and funded by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).

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