LWDA-11 Summer Youth Work Experience Program
June 3, 2013 kicked off the beginning of this years Summer Work Experience Program in Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, and McNairy Counties. LWDA-11, will work with area employers to employ 100 youth for 6-weeks.
This program provides youth ages 16-21 with an enriching and constructive work experience through subsidized placements in private and public sectors, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.
Jackson’s Summer Youth Program for At-Risk Youth
May 29, 2013 kicked off the beginning of this years Youth Summer Work Experience Program. LWDA-11, the City of Jackson and the Madison County Juvenile Court System are working with Jackson employers to help 50 at-risk youth gain work experience this summer.
This program provides specially targeted youth ages 16-18 with an enriching and constructive work experience through subsidized placements in private and public sectors, governmental agencies, and non-profit organizations.
The 8—week program included three days of class-room activities which featured team building exercises, career exploration, soft skills, decision making skills, resume writing, corporate culture, communications, and the importance of work ethic. The remaining part of the program will consist of on-the-job work experience.
The program will conclude on July 26, 2013 with a recognition banquet.
City of Jackson’s Summer Youth Work Experience Program for Students with Disabilities
Utilizing funds received from the City of Jackson; Southwest Human Resource Agency /LWDA-11 will administer a 4-week work experience program for 18 students with disabilities at Jackson Central Merry Academy of Medical Technology School. Two job coaches have been hired and will be responsible for supervision and mentoring of the youth. The students will learn work readiness skills that will prepare them to transition from the classroom to the workforce after they graduate. Students will begin work on June 10, 2013.
LWDA-11 Employers Participating in the 2013 Summer Youth Work Experience Programs