Cabin Creek Initiative brings classes and job shadowing opportunities to residents

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The City of Danville is hosting the last meeting to gather public input for a parking study.

The City of Danville is hosting the last meeting to gather public input for a parking study. (PHOTO: Courtesy City of Danville.)

An initiative is launching in Danville that will bring skill-based classes and job shadowing opportunities to Cabin Creek residents.

 The city of Danville youth services coordinator Robert David says the Cabin Creek Initiative is designed to attract at-risk teens and young adults, but will be open to older community residents.

Classes will be at the Cabin Creek Community Center every Tuesday for six weeks starting April 9th.

The center will host five one hour sessions on cosmetology, heating and air conditioning, automotive, printing and graphic design, welding, barbering, and auto detailing and rim work.

Classes will start at the community center, then residents will be transported by bus to the businesses DCC, River District Auto Spa, and River District Barbershop for job shadowing.

Billy Wooten, the center’s executive director, says the initiative is the perfect way to provide skill-based classes to people who need them and do not know what resources are available to them.

“Instead of them coming to us, we are coming to them,” Wooten said. “We want to break down the barriers, and show them that we care about them and are willing to meet them where they are.”

 

 

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