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CareerSource looking to connect local kids with summer jobs

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Posted at 5:25 AM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 07:50:16-05

Hillsborough County youth can start applying now for the CareerSource Tampa Bay’s 2021 Summer Job Connection (SJC).

CareerSource Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County School District, and Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners invite youth in Hillsborough County, ages 16 to 24 to participate in the Summer Job Connection 2021, which is now in the third year.

SJC will expand its opportunities to 1,000 youth through part-time paid work-experience, virtual career exploration, and a new youth leadership academy for youth, that meet eligibility requirements.

The program will run from June 14, 2021 to July 23, 2021.

The SJC 2021 program will include:
• Six-week Paid Internship earning $12.00 per hour for 24 hours per week
• Four-week Online Career Exploration
• Six-week Youth Leadership Academy called “Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

For each component, applicants will have an opportunity to earn $1,000 to $1,500 for participating and successfully completing the module.

Youth will also be expected to participate in a mandatory in-person/virtual, one day Youth Summit in June 2021.

The Application window opens on Monday, January 4, 2021 and will close on Friday, March 12, 2021.

Applicants are required to complete a Summer Job Connection 2021 online application here. or here.

Applicants will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis as funding is limited. CareerSource Tampa Bay SJC staff will contact applicants to review and discuss their application and potential eligibility for the program.

“Our youth are our future and I want to make sure we embrace them as the future workforce of Tampa Bay,” said John Flanagan, CEO CareerSource Tampa Bay. “Our goal is to introduce and prepare youth for the world of work, let them know about jobs right here in Hillsborough County and give them opportunities to stay in Tampa Bay.”

To learn more about the program, click here.