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Learn About Free Health Care, Service Training For Young Adults at Jan. 28 Open House

January 16, 2009

Low-income youth ages 18-23 can find out more about free health care and service training at an open house, 2 p.m., Jan. 28, at the Institute for Service Excellence at the Hamilton Mall in Mays Landing. The Youth Career Advancement Program provides training through Atlantic Cape Community College for careers as a certified nurse aide, electrocardiogram technician, home health aide, office applications professional, patient care technician, phlebotomist, slot technician and retail, sales and service professional.

YCAP has received national accolades from the U.S. Department of Labor for groundbreaking and successful training. It has been a productive partnership between ACCC, the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board, and private employers who provide internships and clinical experiences. Its goal is to place unemployed and underemployed out-of-school young people in high-demand occupations. Assistance for textbooks, childcare and transportation is also provided.

YCAP is funded through a donation from TD Bank through the TD Charitable Foundation and the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board. Those accepted into the program must meet income and other eligibility requirements.

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank N.A., which operates under the trade names TD Banknorth and TD Bank and is one of the 20 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to serve the individuals, families and businesses in all the communities where TD Banknorth and TD Bank operate, having made over $4.3 million in charitable donations since its inception in 2002.

To reserve your seat at the open house, call Erica Hoskins at (609) 343-5682.