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Students aid Mission

Alliance offers job skills

WARREN — Students from the Trumbull County Educational Service Center’s Vocational Unit, housed at McDonald High School, recently sorted, examined and organized clothes at the Warren Family Mission as part of their job training / workforce preparation program.

Students in the unit will assist the mission staff on a regular basis. They also have worked for the city of Niles, cleaning the grounds at the Niles Wellness Center and Niles Cemetery, washing the city’s emergency vehicles and painting at SCOPE, among other activities.

The program was launched earlier this year through a partnership with Niles Mayor Steve Mientkiewicz, but has expanded to include Warren Family Mission and other efforts.

“An activity such as helping at the Warren Family Mission provides a great opportunity for our students in the Vocational Unit because it boosts their confidence, gives them a sense of helping and serving their community, and a sense of purpose while enhancing their mental health and their on-the-job skills,” said Laura Revetti, TCESC supervisor of Emotionally Disturbed Programs. “It prepares them to work with people once they are out in the workforce.”

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