Last updated: June 01. 2013 12:05AM - 201 Views
Lindsay Craven
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The Yadkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve participation with the State Employee’s Credit Union Public Service internship program during their March 18 evening meeting.

The program will provide rising sophomores and juniors enrolled in the University of North Carolina and North Carolina Community College systems an opportunity to spend the summer in the county manager’s office learning the ins and outs of county government.

“This will authorize me to sign an agreement with the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union saying that we are willing to participate in this program,” said county Manager Aaron Church. “This program will give the county $2,500 for accommodating an intern if one is chosen to spend the summer in our offices and will also pay the intern $2,500 for the summer.”

The program is an effort by the Rural Center and the New Generations Grant accepted by the county last year. The grant encourages young adults ages 18 to 30 to obtain relevant education for available jobs in the county and maintain their residence in Yadkin.

According to the Rural Center there are already hundreds of interested applicants from 64 different counties from across the state. Several of those students currently live in Yadkin County.

“This program is encouraged to engage youth and keep youth in Yadkin County,” Church said.

The board voted 5-0 in favor of approving the county’s participation.

The board had no other action, public hearing or public comments to address.

Tanya Gentry, deputy clerk announced that there is a vacancy on the Child Fatality Prevention/Community Child Protection Team and a vacancy on the Joint Nursing Home and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.

The board is seeking suggested appointments for both boards.

Reach Lindsay Craven at 679-2341 or at lcraven@civitasmedia.com.

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