Lexington businesses, nonprofits and community groups are being sought to partner with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government to offer job training to local youth.
The Summer Youth Job Training Program is a public-private partnership that provides real-world job experience to students, ages 14 to 17, by pairing them with local employers. The urban county government compensates the youth worker trainees, while employers help the students develop job skills and work-force experience.
Businesses, nonprofits and community groups interested in participating are invited to attend a free breakfast Wednesday to hear more information, talk to Youth Services staff and learn how to participate. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street.
This year the program is expanding the number of youth participants from 225 to 300. The increase means an increase in employers is also needed.
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The program will run for six weeks, from June 13 through July 22. Trainees will work part-time (20 hours a week) and earn $8.20 per hour (paid by the urban county government). Participating employers are not responsible for providing compensation.