TC Futures Grand Opening
CONTACT: Becky Smith, Office Manager Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council PH: 509.734.5996 firstname.lastname@example.org
TC Futures Center Grand Opening: New opportunities for disengaged youth and young adults
KENNEWICK, WA – A collaborative venture between Educational Service District 123 (ESD 123) and the Benton-Franklin Workforce Development Council (BFWDC) has resulted in a new re-engagement center for local youth and young adults.
Both agencies are longtime service providers dedicated to connecting youth and young adults with access to resources and opportunities in order to find success as they transition out of the school system. Now, thanks to this new partnership, youth and young adults ages 16-24 will find a welcoming environment where they can work on finishing their education and connect with incredible employment opportunities. TC Futures offers GED completion, career counseling, employment opportunities, on-the-job training, internships, apprenticeships, and other employment related services.
“Opening our doors is just the beginning” says Tiffany Scott, BFWDC CEO “We have codified our partnership with ESD123 and stood up TC Futures as an important access point to re-engage youth and young adults into education and employment. Together we will continue to grow with community stakeholders and offer young adults a brighter future by obtaining the skills they need to make a livable wage.”
The community is invited to attend the grand opening celebration of the TC Futures Center at 11 AM on Friday, September 27th, 2019 at 6917 W. Grandridge Blvd Suite C-110, Kennewick, WA 99336.
BFWDC is based in Kennewick, WA and has been designated by the Governor as a local workforce area for Benton and Franklin counties, based on population, size, prior education, training performance, and fiscal integrity. The BFWDC is responsible for coordinating the local workforce development programs, coordinating local employment and training activities, establishing a youth committee, negotiating local performance standards, and developing a local Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) plan. For more information about BFWDC, please visit www.bentonfranklinwdc.com.
ESD 123 is based in Pasco, WA, and is one of nine ESDs in Washington. Dedicated to delivering collaborative solutions that promote learning, ESD 123 serves 23 school districts in seven counties of Southeastern Washington. Under Superintendent Darcy Weisner and its board of directors, this legislatively mandated, not-for-profit educational organization provides efficiency of educational systems and equity of learning opportunities for over 70,000 Washington students. For more information about ESD 123, please visit www.esd123.org.