Boys & Girls Club of America focuses on building strong workforce


WHAT ONCE MADE MEMPHIS A PIONEER FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB … COULD BE THE INSPIRATION THAT WILL HELP KIDS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. NATIONALLY, THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF AMERICA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED ITS NEW YOUTH AGENDA WHICH INCLUDES BUILDING A STRONG WORKFORCE AND THE ORGANIZATION WILL BE LOOKING AT MEMPHIS ON HOW TO ACCOMPLISH THAT. LOCAL 24 NEWS REPORTER JALYN SOUCHEK … EXPLAINS THE NEW INITATIVE. JALYN SOUCHEK/REPORTIN G: OPENED FOURTEEN YEARS AGO, THE TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER IN SOUTH MEMPHIS WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE COUNTRY FOR THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS IT OPENED TO PROVIDE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS AND TO COMBAT AN UNSKILLED WORKFORCE KEITH BLANCHARD/BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER MEMPHIS PRESIDENT & CEO: “Memphis is not unique in this shortage, this lack of train skilled workers, is becoming an epidemic across the country INSIDE, STUDENTS LEARN CAREER SKILLS AND GET HAND ON EXPERIENCE WITH CAREER FIELDS IN NEED IN MEMPHIS SUCH AS WELDING, AUTOMOTIVES, CULINARY, I-T AND LOGISTICS IN THE LAST EIGHT YEARS, THE CENTER HAS SEEN A ONE HUNDRED PERCENT GRADUATION RATE WITH SENIORS