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(Fri., Nov. 13, 2009)—The City and County of Honolulu Youth Council is looking for partners interested in providing innovative instruction and training for youth ages 14 to 21 in the following program areas: Academics; Occupational Skills; Work Readiness and Work Experience; and Youth Development. This training program is a part of the federal Workforce Investment Act.


            “This program provides great opportunities for at-risk and disadvantaged youth to get back on track with their academics, job readiness and leadership skills,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “I’m always touched by the devotion and diligence our city team displays in running this youth program with their training partners. Together with our volunteer Oahu Workforce Investment Board, which advises them, they really make a positive difference in the lives of our community’s youth.”


            The Workforce Investment Act’s Youth Operator program’s mission is to offer youth a broad range of coordinated career services. These include opportunities for assistance in academic and occupational learning; development of leadership skills; and preparation for further education/training to ensure youth can access a career in the field they chose. This program is a part of the City’s award-winning Youth Services Center.


            Applicants to provide instruction and training services may be either private/non-profit agencies, private/for profit agencies or government agencies. To be considered for selection to an Eligible Vendor list for this program, please fill out an application at:


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


For further information on the program, please contact Ms. Leinaala Nakamura at (808) 832-7960.




Media contact:  Lei Nakamura, Assistant Administrator, WorkHawaii Division, Department of Community Services, (808) 832-7960.