Fostoria YouthBuild trains youth, helps community

Fostoria YouthBuild trains youth, helps community

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership is now recruiting young adults for its Fostoria YouthBuild program that begins this July. The program provides construction training, life skills, GED preparation and other workforce experience through classroom learning and hands-on construction. Part of the program includes youth crews working to repair and rehabilitate vacant houses in Fostoria as they earn money through the program and prepare for the future. The program is open to young adults ages 18-24 who reside in the City of Fostoria.…

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Workforce program helps Wood County man pursue his passion

Workforce program helps Wood County man pursue his passion

The highlight of Paul Bogdan’s week is when he gets a chance to go out on a photo shoot. Not only has Paul always had an interest in photography, he seems to have an intuitive knack for it, said Kathy Crudele, Paul’s aunt. “He is very gifted in photography,” Kathy said. “It’s an area where he has a natural gift.” For Paul, being able to shadow and train with CEE Imaging Solutions, a real-estate photography business in Bowling Green, is an incredible opportunity. Paul organizes and sorts photos and also goes out on photo shoots to train and learn more about the field. It’s a wonderful opportunity for Paul, but it’s one that he had to work and struggle for, and one that Kathy was once afraid might never have been offered to him.…

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