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Guam- Over the next year, about 400 young adults will be getting paid and gaining more work experience through a pilot program the Guam Workforce Investment Board approved under the Agency for Human Resources Development (AHRD).
Director Alfredo Antolin says they will be sending their first group of trainees between the ages of 18 to 21 to the Guam Election Commission (GEC) as part of the federally funded Workforce Investment Act (WIG) Young Adults Program.
The main reason for sending these 9 individuals there is because GEC needs the manpower to prepare for the primary and general elections. Antolin mentions for the next 8 weeks, they will be trained to be a registrar and organize the ballot stock. He also says they hope this will encourage more young people to register to vote.
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“The biggest population of voters on Guam are between the ages of 18 to 21, but they're not registered” said Antolin. “So hopefully, this WIA young adults program encouraging these people of 18 to 21, their peers out there registering them to vote , will make a big difference.”
Antolin adds these young adults have gained job readiness training at the Guam Community College (GCC), which helps transition them into the work place right away. AHRD is expecting to have 100 more young adults ready to work next month when they start another 8 week rotation.
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