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What Businesses Need to Know About Becoming Work Sites for the Summer Youth Employment Program.

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1 What Businesses Need to Know About Becoming Work Sites for the Summer Youth Employment Program

2 The Summer Youth Employment Program provides training and work experience for low income youth ages helping them to attain the skills, training and attitudes needed to succeed in the work place.

3 There is no financial cost – wages are paid by the Office of Employment and Training through a grant. You will be helping to develop a well-trained work force. You may find a terrific permanent employee. Our Employment Counselors will visit your work site and provide support. You’ll be helping young people develop skills and gain experience that will make it easier for them to find employment in the future.

4 Employers must provide consistent, quality supervision of youth at all times. Provide a safe working environment and mentoring. Provide an orientation to the work site. Clearly explain expectations and provide the support to help the youth meet your expectations. Provide clear feedback about workers’ performance.

5 Orientation of youth to the world of work. Screening and placement of youth at work sites. Employment counselors are assigned to each youth and will make frequent visits to work sites to provide support.

6 We are looking for a variety of work sites to accommodate the varied interests and skills of the youth who participate in the program. Our work sites in the past have included clerical settings in schools and businesses...

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12 Go to for more information and an application Contact the Office of Employment and Training in Kingston at E mail the Office of Employment and Training at


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