NEPIRC recently added Kathleen Bolinski to its professional staff as a Youth Apprentice Program Coordinator. In this new role, Ms. Bolinski will work as a liaison between the manufacturing industry, high schools and high school students to create, administer and staff Youth Apprentice positions within regional manufacturers. As part of a continued collaborative effort between NEPIRC and the Northern Tier Industry & Education Consortium (NTIEC), Ms. Bolinski will replicate NTIEC’s successful Youth Apprentice, Job Shadowing, Educator-in-the-Workplace and similar programs throughout NEPIRC’s region and enhance those programs within the northern tier of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Bolinski was formerly an In-School Youth Specialist with Rescare Workforce Services and the Director of Community Education & Outreach for the Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley.

Ms. Bolinski holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Wilkes University, a Master in Social Work Degree from Marywood University and a Master Certificate in Human Resource Management from Villanova University. She is also a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker (LSW).

Companies, schools and high school students interested in initiating, participating in or learning more about Youth Apprentice programs and their benefit to employers, schools and students are encouraged to contact Ms. Bolinski at kathleen@nepirc.com.