The Pike County Workforce Development Agency’s Summer Youth Employment and Training Program is still accepting applications for young people still looking to secure a summer job.
The federally funded County program is open to qualifying Pike County youth ages 14 to 24. Its purpose is to provide job readiness training and competitive wages to area youth at participating worksites.
This summer’s worksites include automotive shops, daycares, county offices, local municipalities, construction companies and more.
Individuals interested in participating should contact Workforce Specialist Mary Beth Sayles via phone at 570-296-2909, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the interest form available on the Workforce Development Agency page of the County website at www.pikepa.org/workforce.
The Youth Orientation will take place on Tuesday, June 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pike County Workforce Development Agency office, at 837 Route 6, Unit 2, in Shohola.
The Summer Youth Employment and Training Program depends on local employers to share their expertise. As the federally funded program covers all costs, employers have everything to gain and nothing to lose. The satisfaction derived from helping area youth develop valuable work skills and responsibility is rewarding enough in itself, but many employers have found competent full-time permanent employees in the process.
Employers interested in becoming a mentor for a young adult should consider participating in the Summer Youth Employment and Training Program and complete the Employer Interest form via the website.
The Employer Orientation will be held on Wednesday, June 28, at 9 a.m., at the Pike County Workforce Development Agency office in Shohola.