Comcast and City Year Little Rock to join forces to prepare young adults for career opportunities during interactive, career development workshop
LITTLE ROCK, AR – (April 10, 2015) – As 52 City Year Little Rock Corps members ranging in age from 17 to 24 prepare to enter the workforce when their year of service ends in June 2015, they will be armed with a variety of career-building skills, thanks in part to a partnership between City Year Little Rock and Comcast. The organizations will host the 10th Annual City Year Career Development Day at the City Year Little Rock headquarters, located at 610 President Clinton Ave., Suite 300.
City Year Corps members will be provided one-on-one job search training and development activities as local Comcast executives provide career advice and training. The day-long workshop will focus on professional tools that job seekers need when entering the workforce. Topics will include resume building; interview skills; dressing for success; and job search techniques.
Alexis Rogers of KATV Channel 7 will be the special guest speaker for the empowerment lunch at Noon. With experience as an anchor, writer, producer and reporter, she is keenly equipped to share insights about communicating effectively during challenging situations and how to achieve success.
“Comcast is committed to investing in the communities we serve and supporting programs like the City Year Career Day,” said Mike Wilson, Senior Director of Government Affairs for Comcast in Little Rock. “Through Career Development Day, we are able to give these young adults the tools they need to pursue a career right here in the state, so that they are highly prepared, polished and stand out among other candidates.”
“City Year is grateful to Comcast for hosting this valuable workshop for our corps members,” said Sarah Roberson, Executive Director of City Year Little Rock. “Our corps members will be able to use the skills they learn to get ahead of the competition in the job market.”
Comcast is one of City Year’s largest national corporate partners. City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to make positive change happen throughout the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these young adult leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in 24 cities, including Little Rock.