4-H Work Readiness Program

Tolland County Extension partnered with EastConn on a 4-H Work Readiness program for three weeks in the summer of 2012.  Two groups with fifteen students each met five days per week.  The focus of the program was on garden and grounds maintenance.  Students also learned to fill out applications, interview for a job, and create a resume and cover letter.  Other projects included garden creation and planting at Windham Middle School, and a composting project with Annie Vinton School in Mansfield.  Both groups spent a day at UConn and had guided tours of the creamery and greenhouse in Storrs, where the staff discussed what it takes to work at each place.  The last day of the program featured a ropes course at EastConn that was very popular with all of the students.