FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

CAREERPOINT LAKE AND CAREERPOINT MENDOCINO NAMED WIOA YOUTH PROVIDER FOR MENDOCINO AND LAKE COUNTIES

Services benefit youth with barriers to employment

(Napa, CA) The Workforce Alliance of the North Bay is pleased to announce MPIC, Inc. has been selected as the youth services operator of CareerPoint Youth Services for Lake and Mendocino counties. Selected through a competitive application and review process, the organization will provide youth services under the brand of CareerPoint LAKE and CareerPoint MENDOCINO. The services provided will help youth between the ages of 14 to 24 access job and career information including career exploration, career counseling and paid work experience.

“Employment and training services offered at CareerPoint Lake and CareerPoint Mendocino guide youth through meaningful career pathways and prepare them for future employment,” said Bruce Wilson, Executive Director of Workforce Alliance of the North Bay. “In turn, preparing our future workforce will benefit our regional businesses and help fulfill their employment needs.” 

Services are funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation’s public workforce system and help get people, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. WIOA funds a national system of private-sector-led workforce development boards that identify workforce strategies and deliver employment and training services through a network of American Job Centers.

CareerPoint LAKE offices are located at 55 First Street in Lakeport and 158880 Dam Road, Building 602. CareerPoint MENDOCINO offices are located at 2550 N. State Street, Suite #3 in Ukiah and at 1211 Del Mar Drive, Suite 106, in Fort Bragg. Visit online at www.careerpointnorthbay.org.

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