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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     April 20, 2007





        The City and County of Honolulu’s Oahu Workforce Investment Board , through its Youth Council, is inviting non-profit agencies and, for the first time, for-profit organizations to apply to be considered for selection to an Eligible Training Provider list to provide training and instructional services to youths under four programs.


        Applications to apply to an Eligible Training Provider lists are available on:                           


            The programs, to provide persons 14 to 21 years old with training and instruction to help them enter the workforce or to improve their employment eligibility, are:


·       Academic Instruction for Youth  (Proposal No. 15039)

·       Occupational Skills Training for Youth (Proposal No. 15037)

·       Work Experience and Work Readiness Skills Training for Youth (Proposal No. 15036)

·       Youth Development Training (Proposal No.15038)


      APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application deadline is 4 p.m. on May 7, 2007.


The selection of vendors to be placed on the lists of eligible training providers will be in accordance with a Request for Proposals for Qualified Vendors process, pursuant to section 103D-102(b)(4), Hawaii Revised Statutes.


The Oahu Workforce Investment Board (OWIB) was established by the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to bring together industry employers, training providers and educational institution, and adult and youth job seekers to create an effective workforce development system.  OWIB ensures that this system is customer-focused and addresses both the demand of employers for a qualified workforce and the need for employees to earn a living wage.  In 2006, OWIB’s youth programs served 1,831 youth clients.





            Leinaala Nakamura  (832-7960 ext. 32)

Friday, April 20, 2007

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