Practical training in the USA for Youth and Human Service Workers
From: "Nova Lollis"
Date: February 18, 2010 4:28:42 AM GMT+07:00
Subject: Re: Practical training in the USA for Youth and Human Service Workers
Hello my name is Nova Lollis, Director of International Exchanges at the American Youth Work Center's Practical Training Program based in Washington, D.C.
AYWC is a legal sponsor of the J-1 visa program with the Department of State’s Educational and Cultural exchange program. I visited your website today and noticed that we have a very similar mission in education and giving resources to social work professionals. I would like to see if we could work together in the near future.
The AYWC’s Practical Training Program enables early career foreign youth workers and human service professionals to enter the U.S. legally and receive practical, hands-on experience in an American social service agency while earning the prevailing wage, plus health insurance and other benefits. AYWC offers an 18-month hands-on placement at an American social service agency. Our training site agency’s programs can vary; from troubled youth, youth corrections, employment training, outdoor and wilderness programs, runaway and homeless youth shelters, drug and alcohol abuse counseling, delinquency treatment, and sex offenders as well as programs working with adults who are developmentally disabled or mentally ill.
AYWC believes that foreign and American social service workers can learn a lot from one another – through their individual backgrounds, the similarities and differences in client behaviors and issues, and the various treatment strategies implemented in the field. We expect that, in the long run, the program will strengthen the social service systems of the participating countries and encourage social service workers to remain committed to their profession.
Since most of our practical trainees are between the ages of 22-36 years of age, our target audience would be early career professionals, recent or last year college/university students who would like to gain more experience and visit the USA.
If you or your colleagues would like to visit our website please go to www.aywc.org.
Thank you so much for your time