Summer Jobs+ Training Opportunity
Bender Consulting Services, Inc. is proud to be a part of the White House Summer Jobs+ Program, to provide low-income youth with work-related soft skills, such as communication skills, time management, and teamwork, through coursework and/or work experience. Working in partnership with the Hill House Association, the Bender Leadership Academy will be providing a free, one-day Career Preparation Program, in July of 2012 at the Hill House (www.hillhouse.org).
Our CEO, Joyce Bender will be delivering this one-day training program to prepare you for success in the world of work. The training program includes: how to succeed in the world of work; work ethics; independence; teamwork; interview to get the job; accountability and initiative. Additionally, featured speakers from Highmark, Inc., Bayer Corporation and other companies will be participating.
Requirements of the program:
- Must be between the ages of 16-24
- Must provide your own transportation to 1835 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
- Must wear business casual attire
Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Summer Jobs Training Program” in the subject line.
If you have questions, please call 412-787-8567 and ask to learn more about the Summer Jobs Training Career Preparation Program.
Space is limited to the first 40 applicants.
American Youth are Struggling to Get the Work Experience They Need for Jobs of the Future
Youth employment is a critical element of success for young people. As a pathway to careers and education, meaningful summer employment and training not only helps young people develop workforce and leadership skills to get and keep good jobs, but also connects them to long term economic opportunity. Unfortunately, the recession has had a particularly hard impact on youth employment. Only 45 percent of youth between the ages of 16-24 were employed the end of August, including only 33.8 percent of African American youth. This is significantly lower than the 54.5 percent of youth who were employed five years ago and 56.1 percent of youth who were employed 10 years ago. Only 21 out of every 100 teens in low-income families had a job this past summer.
Date Posted: 2012-03-10