There is a significant demand for new workers in the local coal mining industry as the existing workforce reaches retirement age. This provides a great opportunity for youth seeking long-term, family-sustaining careers.
Children in preschool classrooms have a fascination with the creative arts that can be cultivated at an early age in classrooms and in their homes. Self-expressive art activities can encourage children to become confident in themselves through listening, observing, and experimenting. Through these varieties of expressions, children can use their imaginations to build upon new experiences and approach new ideas with creativity. Learning key concepts such as problem solving, skill building, and language development can be essential elements in representing their ideas in visual form. Language development can be expressed through expanding vocabulary, engaging in conversations, and asking and answering questions. When children are exposed to process art in their homes and at school, it creates continuity, which will expand the children's learning and create an environment that allows them to feel free to be themselves.
Even though the unemployment rate is hovering at 7.3%, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics (October 2013), many workers will be able to land temporary employment during the holiday season. Such seasonal employment helps both the stores and the employees who fill these short-term positions.
According to a CareerBuilder survey,
PIC's Family Literacy program will be holding an event in December. Please click here for further information.
In October 2012, several members of PIC's staff attended the Summer Changes Everything Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa. This annual conference focuses on best practices for summer learning, providing youth with unique and educational summer learning opportunities, and developing a community of active, engaged learners.