In brief

Speakers available from Flint & Genesee Chamber

FLINT — The Speakers Bureau is one of the key services that the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce offers to the Flint & Genesee region.

The primary goals of the Speakers Bureau are to provide information on available programs and services; promote positive news happening in the community; increase the visibility of our work in the community; report the organization’s performance results; and communicate how the public can get involved in revitalizing the Flint & Genesee region.

According to CEO Tim Herman, the Speakers Bureau is yet another way that the Flint & Genesee Chamber looks to engage the community.

Details: E-mail — G.G.

TeenQuest Pre-Employment training program

FLINT — While teens are settling into a new school year, it’s also a good time to start thinking about future jobs. The TeenQuest pre-employment leadership program is offering training at five locations in its fall session.

The first session of four scheduled for the 2014-15 school year at these locations and times:

• Baker Career Academy, 4-6 p.m.

• Atherton High School, 2:45-4:45 p.m.

• Cathedral of Faith, 4-6 p.m.

• International Academy of Flint, 4-6 p.m.

• Southwestern Academy, 2:45-4:45 p.m.

TeenQuest is a five-week training program designed to help Flint & Genesee youths prepare for success in the future. Students learn the basics of teamwork, business etiquette, work ethics, communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

The first 2014-15 session runs through Oct. 16. Other sessions are:

• Nov. 3-Dec. 4

• Jan. 12-Feb. 12

• Feb. 23-March 26

In addition to the age and grade requirements, students must commit to attending the TeenQuest program two hours per day after school, Monday through Thursday, over the five-week period.

Details: Call 810-600-1412. — G.G.

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