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  • Workforce Investment Board's Youth Council names Employer and Youth of the Year

    Dec 16, 2014 | Read More News
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    WIB AwardsThe Pima County Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Council named Walgreens its Employer of the Year at its annual meeting Friday, Dec. 12. It named Amber Warne, a University of Arizona sophomore business major, its Youth of the Year. 

    The Workforce Investment Board is made up of leaders from local businesses, nonprofits and educational institutions who are appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors and provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Pima County One-Stop Career Center.

    Walgreens was recognized for its work with Community Outreach for the Deaf for the last five years. COPD nominated Walgreens for the award. 

    The employer award recognizes local employers for having a history with youth placements, significant impacts and outcomes as a result of hiring youth, and for being an advocate for youth career and workforce development. The Reid Park Zoo and Southern Arizona Manufacturing Partners were finalists for the award.

    Tucson Youth Development nominated Warne for her work with the agency. Over the past four years, she has worked hundred of hours helping to train other youth in TYD’s work experience programs.

    The youth award recognizes youth who have excellent leadership skills, the ability to work well with others, demonstrated significant impacts or outcomes, and proven to be reliable. Other youth finalists for the award were: Connie Tran, Nahrin Jabro, Geraldine Guillen, Marissa Amezcua, and Christina Genduso.

    The meeting was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 4550 S. Palo Verde Road.
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