LIVINGSTON COUNTY — The Livingston Youth Employment Program is now taking applications for their paid summer employment program meant to give 14 to 20 year olds an opportunity to work in Livingston County.
According to a press release from Livingston County Workforce Development, entry to the five-week program is based on age, family income, and what jobs are in demand in the county.
“We really focus on work ethic,” says Mary Guldenschuh, Director of Workforce Development Director. “We want to get our participants ready for the workforce in Livingston County and beyond.”
The program starts in July.
The program is split into two different groups according to age. Eligible youth aged 14 and 15 participate in a career exploration program designed to introduce them to careers in Livingston County while earning an hourly stipend. The other group provides 16-to-20-year-olds with direct employment earning minimum wage after a pre-hire assessment.
Around 55 youths participated in last year’s program. Some examples of the positions given include clerical assistant, food service, elderly care, and outdoor or indoor maintenance.
The application, available online here, is due by April 15. Specific individual documents are also required, listed here. You can learn more details about this and other Livingston Workforce Development programs at their website here.