Media – Edward T. Coleman, Chief Executive Officer, announced that the Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc.’s (CAADC) out-of-school youth training programs are now accepting applications from eligible youth.  The two programs are the Building Trades Training Program and the Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

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Both programs are designed to help out-of-school youth gain the skills for a rewarding career including obtaining required credentials and industry recognized certifications.  The Building Trades Training Program provides instruction in the construction and maintenance fields and includes paid on-the-job training.  CAADC has partnered with Delaware County Community College for its Pharmacy Technician Training Program which will provide instruction to become a pharmacy technician leading to employment in hospitals and community pharmacies.  This program includes Pharmacy Technician Certification and an externship.

There are a limited number of available slots though and applicants must meet the following requirements:

·         Be between the ages of 17 and 24

·         Currently reside in Delaware County

·         Not enrolled in High School

Income eligibility guidelines do apply.  Slots are filling up fast so call today to see if you are eligible.  Contact Carla Gordy at (610) 872-2611 if you are interested in the Building Trades Training Program.  Contact Gail King at (610) 874-8451 if you are interested in the Pharmacy Technician Training Program.

The Community Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. has been Delaware County’s designated anti-poverty agency since 1979. The non-profit agency provides a wide range of services aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency for low-income individuals.  The Agency’s website is www.caadc.org.