OAKLAND -- The Oakland Public Library is partnering with Community Technology Network to offer a free workforce development program for Oakland youth and young adults.

They will learn how to use graphic and web technologies, as well as social media and graphic design tools in Ready, Set, Connect!

Mentors from local technology companies will help them in resume creation, job search skills and interviewing. As a way to bridge the technology gap, students from bilingual families are encouraged to participate.

Interested youth and young adults should apply at http://bit.ly/RSCApply by Sept. 16. Applicants must be between 16-24 years old, know how to use a computer and surf the Internet and be enthusiastic and willing to learn. Applicants must be available twice a week between 4-8 p.m. from September to the end of May 2015, and be able to dedicate up to 5 hours per week.

The Oakland Public Main Library is at 125 14th Street. For more information, call Lana Adlawan at 510-238-7613 or visit http://www.oaklandlibrary.org/teens/events-programs/ready-set-connect.

-- Cathie Gatison, Staff



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