Thursday, February 21, 2008

Youth Summer Employment

Now with Summer fast approaching a lot of our students will turn their interests away from academia and toward earning money during the Summer. There are several places the students can look for work in the city.

Association House of Chicago is offering a free Job Readiness, Internship and Job Placement program for youth and young adults between the ages of 14-21. The program is open only to youth living in Region 2, which encompasses the area between Belmont and Kinzie and between Austin and Lake. Orientation is Tuesday March 4, and Thursday March 6 with training beginning Monday March 10. Call to enroll immediately Gary Sarpy, 773-772-7170 ext. 3514

The City of Chicago’s, Mayor Daley Summer Job Program has already started accepting applications. The strength of Summer Jobs is the diversity of opportunity. From painting murals in public spaces to fixing computers, young people participate in a variety of programs:

 Public agencies, such as the Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Department of Children and Youth Services, offer summer employment in the public sector and at local community based organizations.
 The Corporate Initiative provides summer jobs in private businesses located across the City. All corporate initiative youth participants will attend a job readiness training event.
 For 14 and 15 year olds, workforce-training programs offer pre-internships where young people are educated in appropriate workplace behavior. Participants receive a stipend for completing pre-internships.

Applicants must:
 Be between the ages of 14 to 21.
 Be residents of the City of Chicago.
 Apply using the standard Sumnmer Jobs application.
 Provide parental/guardian signature if the applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of application.
 Undergo a prescreening and interview process for selection.

More information can be found at the above links.

1 comment:

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