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Local businesses, community organizations invited to Summer Youth Job Training Program breakfast

Posted Online March 9, 2017; Updated March 21, 2017

LEXINGTON -The Summer Youth Job Training Program will host an informational breakfast for local businesses and community-based organizations on Monday, March 27, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Building, 101 E. Vine Street. Community stakeholders will learn how they can partner with the city of Lexington to provide career opportunities to Lexington youth at no cost to them.

All Lexington-based businesses and organizations are invited to the free event.

Youth worker attends job fair designed to showcase potential summer positions. (photo: City of Lexington)

Youth worker attends job fair designed to showcase potential summer positions. (photo: City of Lexington)

“The Summer Youth Job Training Program is a wonderful way for businesses in Lexington to help mentor local youth as they learn valuable skills necessary in the workplace,” said Mattie Morton, SYJTP program administrator. “We are looking to hire more than 300 teens and young adults this summer so participation from community partners is crucial to the success of this program.”

The Summer Youth Job Training Program is a public-private partnership that provides real-world job experience to students ages 14 – 17 by pairing them up to work for local employers. The LFUCG compensates the youth worker trainees, while employers help the students develop quality job skills and workforce experience.

The 2017 Summer Youth Job Training Program will run for six weeks, from June 12 – July 21. Youth worker trainees will work part-time (20 hours a week) during this period and will earn $8.20 per hour (paid by LFUCG). Participating employers are not responsible for compensation.

Summer Youth Job Training Program registration

Businesses and organizations wanting to participate, but unable to attend the breakfast, may contact Mattie Morton at SYJTP@lexingtonky.gov or (859) 300-5330.

The deadline for youth participant signups was March 15.

Related coverage: Key Conversations Radio interview with Mattie Morton, March 19, 2017

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