Year Up Wilmington Holds Corporate and Community Partner Breakfast

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Jen McDermott, JPMorgan Chase Executive Director, Will Speak About Successful Strategies for Engaging Young Adult Talent

Celebrating its proven approach to creating pathways to employment for low-income young adults, the job training nonprofit Year Up Wilmington will host a corporate and community partner breakfast on November 15, 2016, from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Hercules Plaza, 1313 North Market Street. More than 50 representatives from corporate and community partners are expected to attend.

Jen McDermott, Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase, will speak about successful strategies for building talent pipelines with Year Up. Joe Coyle, Year Up Greater Philadelphia Executive Director, will also speak at the event.

“The Corporate and Community Partner Breakfast is an opportunity to meet with a number of organizations that are dedicated to helping young adults launch exciting careers while ensuring that businesses have the talent they need to grow,” said Coyle. “It’s a chance to take part in directly supporting young people in Delaware and help them enter the professional workforce.”

Year Up provides low-income young adults (ages 18-24, without college degrees) with six months of technical and professional training in areas such as IT, financial operations, and customer service support, followed by a six-month internship at top companies like JPMorgan Chase.

Nationwide, 85 percent of Year Up graduates are employed or attending college full-time within four months of completing the yearlong program, with an average starting salary of $36,000/year. Learn more about Year Up by following us on Twitter @YearUp and on Facebook.

About Year Up Inc.
Year Up's mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Its holistic approach focuses on students' professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. Year Up currently serves more than 3,000 students a year at sites in Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Philadelphia, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, and South Florida. To learn more, visit http://www.yearup.org or http://www.youtube.com/yearupinc.

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