March 13 is application deadline for Pima County Summer Youth Programs

MARCH 13Pima County One-Stop Career Center’s Summer Youth Programs are accepting applications from youth age 14-21 who want to work this summer or catch up on school credits.

The deadline to apply and set up an assessment test is Friday, March 13, 2015. Apply online at https://secure.pima.gov/summeryouth or pick up an application form at a local high school, community center or library. Applicants also can call 724-9639 for more information.
Last summer, more than 1,450 young people in Pima County earned minimum wage and gained valuable experience while working for Pima County, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona and dozens of participating local businesses.
The jobs they performed included administrative support, clerk, child care aide, recreation aide, library page and patient care technician.
Jobs with the Department of Transportation or Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department involve outside manual labor. Applicants for the positions will be placed in a special pool of applicants and may increase the chances of being selected for a summer job.
The Summer Youth Programs also include basic education, in which young people can earn elective high school credits through learning in math, reading and writing. Work hours range from 20 to 40 hours per week. Placements range from four to seven weeks depending on the specific work or education program.
Positions are limited. The county received more than 4,500 applications last year, said Dana Katbah, program manager. Program participants are selected based on their applications, assessment scores and work interests.
Participants attend a one-day “employability skills” workshop, where they learn about good work habits and employer expectations, before they go to work.
For more information, call the Pima County Summer Youth Programs Hotline at 520-724-9639.