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Gadsden County introduces new summer work program for teens

Posted at 8:13 PM, May 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 09:42:29-04

QUINCY, Fla. (WTXL) — If you're a high schooler in Gadsden County, and you want job experience over the summer, the Board of County Commissioners wants to help.

The County is launching its new Youth Initiative aimed at helping kids from the ages of 17-19 who attended school in the Gadsden County School District (public, private) to get work experience before graduating high school.

Kids will get the opportunity to tell the county what kind of work they're interested in, then they'll be matched with a Gadsden County business to work at for eight weeks.

Positions will be available in government, the private sector and nonprofit agencies for summer opportunities. The BOCC will be hiring 100 youth during the summer, offering $8.65 an hour, 20-hours a week, for up to 8 weeks, including two weeks of future-ready training.

"This is something to just get them ready and to figure out what they want to do," said Leslie Steele, Public Information Officer for Gadsden County. "It's important to our commissioners that our Gadsden County youths are being trained at work right now, and then being trained to work and replace our current workforce when they retire."

Registration for the Youth Initiative program will begin on May 17 and will go until May 31.

You can learn more about this opportunity and apply by clicking here.