Trinidad Workforce Center Readies Its Ninth Annual Youth Rocks Trinidad

For immediate release

Date: March 9, 2018
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004 or Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003
Fax: (303) 318-8070
Web:  www.colorado.gov/cdle


Employers who are willing to give young people a job opportunity are encouraged to participate in this free event

On Friday, April 13, the Trinidad Workforce Center will stage its ninth annual Youth Rocks Trinidad event for young people interested in securing summer employment and/or exploring the workforce landscape that lies ahead.

Job Fair 2018

Date:            Friday, April 13
Time:            2 PM – 5 PM
Location:      Trinidad Workforce Center
                     140 North Commercial St.

This annual event for youth is offered as a part of the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt, a vital link between classroom learning and actual on-the-job experience.  The program is a collaborative effort with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and is designed to match young people’s skills and interests with employment opportunities.

Youth Rocks Trinidad is more than a summer hiring event. It is also a career exploration opportunity that will provide teens with a chance to start thinking about the “big picture.”  Career Counselors will be on hand to review and critique résumés and address topics such as how to do a successful job interview, money management, apprenticeships and more.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of entering the workplace but young people in Trinidad and across Las Animas County will be better prepared for this summer and even the years ahead through their participation in Youth Rocks Trinidad and in working a summer job.

The Trinidad Workforce Center is putting out the call for youth-friendly employers to participate.  Without them, there would be no summer jobs, no exposure to the world of work, no Governor’s Summer Job Hunt.  The best of these business people aren't merely employers, they are advocates for teens, eager to help them succeed.

And employers who have provided summer and after-school opportunities for high school and college students will tell you it was a valuable experience.  “Many local businesses are hungry for talent and this is the place to find it,” says Betty Velasquez, director of the Trinidad Workforce Center.  In addition, she says, it’s hard to find good workers just off a résumé.  “It’s easier to identify potential workers by meeting them in person.”

If your business would like to learn more about participating in this well-publicized community event, please call the Trinidad Workforce Center at 719-846-9221 or by email at sheri.files@state.co.us.  Space is limited so be sure to reserve your table.  There is no charge for employers or job seekers to attend.