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OSMRE VISTA Utah State University Eastern
 
 
 
Utah State University Eastern (USUE) is located in Price, Utah. It is a regional campus of Utah State University and has a dual focus for providing vocational-technical programs and traditional associate and bachelor degrees. The mission of the college is “Transforming Lives.” Our department, Center for Workforce Development (CWD), supports this mission by “Helping those who are unemployed become employed, and helping those that are underemployed gain skillsets that will provide a life-sustaining income.” USUE serves the Castle County region that includes Carbon and Emery counties. The region is experiencing a significant downturn in the fossil fuels industry, specifically coal. Carbon and Emery counties have relied heavily on the coal industry as the base for economic drivers in the region. Since 2010, thousands of people have moved out of the area or have been laid off. The current unemployment rate for Carbon County is 6.0%. In Emery County, it is 7.2% compared to the national average of 5%. Utah's unemployment rate is even lower at 3.5%. By focusing on training and new skills for the unemployed/underemployed, the region can diversify and grow. Outreach to high school students about the value of additional education will help change the culture of the area. Applications are reviewed and the position will be filled on a rolling basis. Please apply early to be considered.
 
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Member Duties : First, the VISTA will be focused on business training and skills diversification. Coal mining job losses have hit this area hard and there is a need to transition into different sectors. Additional help is needed to reach out and work with local companies to help their employees receive additional training that will help the company either diversify into another industry or become competitive in a global market. Second, the VISTA will help coordinate economic events for the benefit of the area, including business conferences, job fairs, & innovation summits. The VISTA's role will help facilitate new business development in an area that needs new jobs outside of the coal mining sector. The VISTA will work to educate youth on STEM career paths, unrelated to coal mining work, and also help organize job fair events for STEM careers in the area.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Professional development funds ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Youth Development ,  Education ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Counseling ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
OSMRE VISTA Utah State University Eastern

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations UTAH  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/23/2017  To  08/04/2017 

Contact Adrian Uzunian
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
3042524848
adrian@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 68132


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