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Entry-level Employees Available This Summer For No Cost

This summer, CareerTREKs Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) will employ over 200 Thurston County youth, ages 15-24. CareerTREK will cover the wages, taxes and L&I for these youth to work entry-level jobs in governmental, non-profit and local business organizations.

We need your help developing these worksites. As a worksite for SYEP, you will:
go on-line to www.communityyouthservices.org/employers , fill out a simple job
description form;
interview and hire an applicant who has an interest in working in your
organization (you will decide at the time of the interview if it is a good fit); and
have the support of experienced CareerTREK case managers to ensure the
success of all.

To be a successful worksite for SYEP participants, supervisors must enjoy young people and be able to provide training, mentoring and evaluation for the new trainee. There is no obligation to retain the employee at the end of the summer program.

For additional information, or to be become a worksite for the SYEP program, please contact:
CareerTREK Recruiters
Katherine Mahoney Hannah Franks
360.943.0780 x168
360.943.0780 x209

CareerTREK is a long established, federally funded program that helps low-income youth
with barriers to employment complete their education and find employment. Using CareerTREKs expert case management and financial support, participants assess their strengths, design a career path, and gain the skills needed to get and stay employed.
Funds made available through the Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council. Auxiliary aids & services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Relay Service number 1 (800) 833-6388.
CYS is an EEO

What does the CareerTREK Program offer?

CareerTREK is a federally funded program designed to help qualified, low income young people ages 16 21 become skilled and employable in the career area of their choosing. Once enrolled in the program, staff will assist participants by providing:

* assessment of basic educational levels, career interests and abilities
* help to create a career path that meets the needs of the participant
* support for the completion of a high school diploma/GED or higher educational degree/certificate that will provide training for entering the labor market
* help to develop a career plan and provide assistance to find financial aid for higher education, enter the military or begin a career
* emergency funds for transportation, rent, food, clothes, etc.
* workshops on life skills (budgeting, conflict resolution) and employment skills (resume writing, job search, interviewing, keeping a job)

Participants will be eligible for a paid work experience, limited internships and/or scholarship funds, quoting
Community Youth Services.

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