For the Monroe Journal

Beginning in November, young adults ages 16-24 can participate in a five-week Counseling 2 Career (C2C) program at the WIN Job Centers in Itawamba Community College’s five-county district.

C2C provides an opportunity for work experience and assistance with securing full-time employment.

Participants in the program must not currently be enrolled in any school; have the desire to work, learn and grow and commit to an intensive five-week program that requires 40 hours per week of participation.

The services and training are centered on career guidance, individual counseling and work readiness. The program includes resume´ writing, application tips, interviewing skills, business etiquette, soft skills, critical thinking, problem-solving, workforce development, team building and project management.

C2C, also known as Jobs 4 U, offers a paid work experience and is funded by The Mississippi Partnership Workforce Development Board and Three Rivers Planning and Development District.

For more information in Monroe County, call 256-5617 or Ruth McKinney, C2C case manager for youth at ICC, (662) 407-1205 or

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