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Reduced registration for Summer at the Center, thanks to ESL

Summer at the Center

Summer at the Center offers opportunities for middle school students to explore the careers. This year, it is more accessible than ever thanks to a generous grant.

The Center for Workforce Development is proud to announce that ESL Federal Credit Union has provided the department a grant to reduce the costs for this year's range of summer camps. Students entering grades 7-9 in the fall can participate in half-day weeklong camps for $80, subsidized from the full cost of $249.

"With ESL's support, we're able to significantly reduce costs for our Summer at the Center program, ensuring accessibility for all aspiring students," said CWD Director Shawna Gareau-Kurtz. "This grant not only demonstrates ESL's commitment to education but also underscores their dedication to the next generation. Together, we are shaping a brighter future for our community. "

The Summer at the Center program is designed to provide middle school students with invaluable early training in various trades and skills essential for tomorrow's workforce. By introducing students to these opportunities at a young age, CWD empowers students to explore careers and make educated decisions about their futures.

Registration for Summer at the Center 2024 is now open. Camps are offered in a variety of fields including agriculture, baking, carpentry, cosmetology and more. Find out details and get a link to register at

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