The Educational/Vocational Guidance Committee exists to increase the opportunity for economic access and financial stability for residents of all ages of York City and York County. Our focus is on the poorest residents, young and old, and those seeking core competencies required for employability and academic success.
GUIDING VALUES & PRINCIPLES:
- The Educational/Vocational Guidance Committee is guided by the Four Way Test of Rotary in all that we do.
- We are also guided by the principle of elevating each individual's ability to successfully engage in economic success that can sustain their daily sustenance needs and support pursuit of their long-term goals and dreams.
- The Committee believes that all individuals, regardless of race, religion, birth nationality, and sexual orientation deserve an opportunity to improve themselves and in so doing improve the quality of life for all residents of York City and York County.
- We believe that economic access is advanced or hindered for anyone lacking primary employability talents. These employability talents include:
- core attitudinal attributes that support personal goal achievement,
- primary human relations skills that support all jobs' social dynamic demands,
- core workplace literacy skills (reading English at the 5th Grade level or higher), and
- applied knowledge of primary "tools" use in various workplaces (ie: basic math and geometry, computers, fax, copiers, telecommunications (phone, email, texting), vehicle driving, etc.).
OPERATIONAL MISSION - August 1, 2009 to July 31, 2011
The EVG Committee will accomplish key initiatives and continued program support efforts by July 31, 2011. Those initiatives and program support efforts are:
- Continued support of the cadets learning excellent leadership and personal responsibility principles and practices through the JROTC Program of William Penn High School
- Continued support of the superb career choice capabilities afforded to county youth participating in the Y-Achievers Program for Students of Color of the York County YMCA
- Seek to increase our club's employment opportunities collaboration for the William Penn High School student body
- Help remove barriers across all agencies and resources for workforce development and viable career employment by initiating and leading the Rotary Economic Access Collaboration Team (REACT)
- Initiate a Rotary collaboration for supporting the economic, social, and psychological viability of today's U.S. Armed Forces veterans; the young and not so young, the new and not so new veteran.