Pima County to begin accepting applications Friday, Jan. 25, for Summer Youth Employment Programby Pima County News on Jan. 16, 2013, under Board of Supervisors, Economic Development, One-Stop Career Center, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson, youth
If you’re between the ages of 14 and 21 and want to work this summer, the Pima County One-Stop Career Center’s Summer Youth Program will begin accepting applications on Friday, Jan. 25.
Last summer, more than 1,560 young people in Pima County earned minimum wage and gained valuable experience while working for Pima County, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona and dozens of participating local businesses.
The jobs they performed included administrative support, clerk, child care aide, recreation aide, library page, patient care technician, discovery guide at the Children’s Museum and surgery tech trainee at Pima Animal Care Center.
Starting Jan. 25, apply online at https://secure.pima.gov/summeryouth or pick up an application form at a local high school, community center or library. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.
The county received more than 4,000 applications last year, said Dana Katbah, program manager. Program participants are selected based on their applications, assessment scores and work interests.
Participants attend a one-day “employability skills” workshop, where they learn about good work habits and employer expectations, before they go to work.
The Summer Youth Program also includes basic education, in which young people can earn elective high school credits through learning in math, reading and writing.
For more information, call the Pima County Summer Youth Employment Hotline at 520-798-0546.