Deadline is Friday, March 15, for young people’s applications to Pima County Summer Youth Employment ProgramTuesday, March 12th, 2013
The deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, to apply to be considered for a job placement or an opportunity to earn high school credits through the Pima County One-Stop Career Center’s Summer Youth Program.
Individuals ages 14 to 21 can apply online at https://secure.pima.gov/summeryouth or pick up an application form at a local high school, community center or library.
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.
The number of jobs available to youth this summer may not meet last year’s total because of an expected decrease in funding.
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.