Youth construction program slated in June

Youth construction program slated in June If you are a youth age 14-17 and you aren't sure how to make the most of your summer, you should do something constructive and enroll in the South Dakota Construction Connections (SDCC) program.

The three-week program, scheduled to run from June 6-24, is open to youth from Yankton and surrounding communities. Activities, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday each of those weeks, will include speakers, field trips and other on-site learning opportunities.

During the SDCC program, youth will spend time exploring construction-related careers and learning how to operate the tools of the trade. Participants will also gain hands-on construction experience as they work as a team to build a playhouse/garden shed from start to finish.

Last year, youth taking part in the program constructed the "Z" House, a playhouse that was ultimately donated to help raise funds for the Yankton Area Cancer Society Relay for Life.

For more information on 2005 SDCC program, please contact Southeast Job Link at 605.668.3480. You can stop in at 1200 W. 21st St. and pick up an application or you can download one from the website at www.southeastjoblink.org. Don't delay. Class size is limited.

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