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Brazoria County
Summer Jobs for Youth Program
News Release
Saturday, May 23, 2009

Summer job program available for Brazoria County youth

Designed for individuals between the ages of 14 to 24 from low-income families, a Summer Jobs for Youth Program is available for residents of Brazoria County from June 8 through early August.

Participants who qualify will have the opportunity to earn money, receive job skills training, attend personal development workshops and work with a mentor to help ensure success throughout the program.

The project, which is funded through a federal grant and open to 175 eligible area youths, is led in Brazoria County by Alvin Community College in partnership with Workforce Solutions of Lake Jackson.

Youth ages 14-15 will be in a Workplace Simulation Training Program led by Brighter Future Inc., Alvin Independent School District, Pearland Independent School District, and Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County.

Participants ages 16-24 will be placed in jobs throughout the county with not-for-profit and private organizations, agencies and governmental entities such as Workforce Solutions, Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce, Brazoria County, Angleton ISD, Alvin ISD, Pearland ISD, Dow Chemical Company, and the cities of Angleton, Clute, Sweeny, Lake Jackson, and Brazoria. Other worksites will be added as participants express interest in particular career fields.

Individuals interested in participating in the Summer Jobs for Youth program can apply in person at Workforce Solutions, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applicants must bring certain documents to prove eligibility.

For more information or to find a location, call Workforce Solutions at (888) 469-JOBS (5627) or (979) 297-6400 or visit www.wrksolutions.com/SummerJobs.




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