Bright Futures Career Pathways AmeriCorps VISTA Member
The Bright Futures Scholarship program helps to build a strong
foundation for a stable economy through nurturing and supporting
our young generations with funding for post-secondary training
opportunities. One of the top priorities for the Bright Futures
program is workforce development. Bright Futures believes that
developing relationships with strategic partners will create an
environment where significant numbers of Weld County high school
graduates, GED recipients, and honorably discharged veterans can be
trained to work in targeted industries. This county-wide workforce
initiative provides a roadmap that connects high schools,
post-secondary institutions, and local business partners in
alignment towards future economic success. When you hear the word
provider, think of Weld County. Since its inception, Weld County
has been described as an agricultural-based area filled with
hard-working citizens who embrace diversity and foster a family
atmosphere. Historically the Weld County area has been home to
immigrant populations. The rich diversity of Weld County helps to
make the area an exciting and stimulating environment to live. The
area has spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains, beautiful
grasslands, and rich farmland property. While Bright Futures serves
all of Weld County, the Career Pathways Program VISTA will work
from the Bright Futures office in Downtown Greeley. Recently named
as the eighth most dynamic metropolitan area in the nation, Greeley
is about an hour drive from Denver to the south and Rocky Mountain
National Park to the west. Greeley is home to both a university and
a community college, the Greeley Stampede Rodeo, music festivals
and downtown Friday festivities, neighborhood movie nights, the
Greeley Arts Picnic, brew pubs and distilleries, a weekly farmer's
market, and a vibrant art district. See Greeley Remarkable for more
fun facts about this vibrant city! Further help on this page can be
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Member Duties : The member will work closely with the Bright
Futures Executive Director and the Bright Futures team to create
sustainable systems that support Bright Futures students with the
job application process and career connections and referrals.
Member duties include: Researching quality work-based learning
(WBL) programs for post-secondary students; Creating a system to
monitor and evaluate progress for job applications support;
Creating systems to expand career connections and referrals;
Co-creating WBL to connect Bright Futures students with industry
partners; Developing a business forum for students to learn more
about workforce opportunities; Updating marketing materials to
promote WBL opportunities; Developing systems and materials for
training interns and monitoring their progress.
Program Benefits : Training , Childcare assistance if eligible ,
Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Choice of Education Award or
End of Service Stipend , Relocation Allowance .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Uniforms
provided and required , Car recommended .
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business , Community and Economic Development ,
Community Outreach , Education .
Computers/Technology , Leadership , Community Organization ,
Writing/Editing , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Public Speaking ,
Education , General Skills , Communications .