N. Charleston selected for demonstration jobs program

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — North Charleston is receiving $1.6 million for a demonstration youth jobs project.

The money from the U.S. Department of Labor will be used to develop satellite job centers in impoverished areas of the city. The centers will provide job training and work opportunities for youngsters and young adults.

The centers will offer six-week programs that combine both classroom instruction and work training. The centers will help youth get better prepared for jobs and provide training for work in industries such as manufacturing, logistics, health care and hospitality.

Mayor Keith Summey is meeting with reporters Tuesday to discuss the details of the project.

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