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Memphis Youth Career Development Program

Memphis Youth Career Development Program


Program Overview

The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is a partnership with the Greater Memphis Chamber and Cummins Inc. The program will provide a work learning experience to youth by acquainting them with career opportunities as identified in the MemphisED Fast Forward Initiative. The program will develop employable, manageable, prepared individuals to succeed in the emerging workforce.

Program Description

The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is an eight week interactive summer employment program that addresses the complexities and the requirements to succeed in the world of employment. The program will educate youth with a comprehensive experience designed to enlighten them to the expectations and needs of the workforce. Youth will also acquire knowledge of emerging technology and workforce indicators of the future. Interactive activities offered through the program will afford youth the opportunity to place theoretical information into practical application. MYCDP is a multidimensional workforce curriculum that offers a diverse group of staff serving as mentors, workshop leaders, and business advisors.

 

Participant Training Sessions

  • Exploring the World of Employment
  • Empowerment through Financial Management
  • Essentials to Effective Communication
  • Developing Skills to Resolve Conflict and Create Solutions
  • Managing Time to Increase Productivity
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness Life Styles
  • Becoming the Best You
  • Creating Your Future

Program Goals

  • To create opportunities for Memphis/Shelby County youth to empower them to become successfully employed
  • To educate our youth to have clear understanding of the expectations to build
  • character and strong work ethics
  • To provide training that is inclusive of workforce essentials that explore all aspects of employability, education and personal development skills
  • To encourage youth to reach their highest goals through mentorship and supportive services provided by the career-to-work programs

Download the 2012 Program Brochure.


Read our Memphis Crossroads article showing how this program is revving Memphis’ economic engines.


For More Information

The program is helmed by Delories Williams, Director of Workforce Development. For more information about the Memphis Youth Career Development Program, please contact Beverly Davis at 901-543-3500.

 

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Job Openings @ Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce Current Job Openings

Located in the historic Falls Building in downtown Memphis, The Chamber’s staff, including strategic partners from Memphis Light Gas and Water and Southwest Tennessee Community College, serves more than 2,200 member businesses with a variety of programs, services and initiatives that address every aspect of modern business recruitment, retention and development.

The listings below are positions currently available on the Chamber’s team:

 

The Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking an Administrative Assistant to assist the Executive Director/CEO and Director of Training with administrative support to efficiently and effectively carry out the function of providing assistance and guidance to clients in pursuit of quality initiatives.

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The Greater Memphis Chamber is seeking a Business Development Consultant to sell Chamber memberships, along with its programs and services to non-member businesses and existing members. This position is responsible for maintaining on-going relationships with member accounts to promote membership loyalty and renewals.

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The Greater Memphis Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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