Ed Day, Rockland County Executive


March 16, 2017

Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications (845) 638-5645

Successful Rockland Youth Program to be Showcased at State Conference

NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day is pleased to announce that a successful county program for young people will be highlighted at a statewide conference next week.

The program, Youth Connections, involves a partnership between the Workforce Development Board of Rockland County, Rockland Community College and Rockland BOCES.

The program helps young people who are out of school get employment and training services including work experience that leads to a successful placement. It also serves in school youth with career planning and tutoring services.

"We are very excited that Rockland County is leading the way in preparing our youth to secure good jobs," the County Executive said.

Lucy Redzeposki, Rockland County's Director of Economic Growth and Tourism and Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board, will describe the program and showcase its results which includs enrolling 25 students into a paid work experience over the last year.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for Rockland to share its best practices with youth providers throughout the state,"  she said.

She will join Stephanie Compasso and Christopher D'Ambrese, both of Rockland BOCES at the New York Association of Training & Employment Professional's Northeast Regional Youth Academy Excellence in Youth Programming Conference

The conference will be held next week in Saratoga Springs.

The Youth Connections program is located at the BOCES Educational Resource Center in Nyack.

It offers paid work experiences, internships, guidance and counseling, vocational training, resume and interview workshops, tutoring and many more services.

It is a collaborative program with the Rockland County Career Center and funded through the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant.