June 25, 2017 3:08 am Last modified: 12:09 pm

Labor in Search of Employers, Organizations to Provide Work Experience for Youth

The V.I. Department of Labor (VIDOL) invites employers, not for-profit organizations and training service providers to participate in this year’s Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program through the VIDOL. Labor is seeking the following, according to Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry Esq.

  • Employers and agencies that are interested in providing a six-week work experience and job training activities for youth, ages 16-24
  • Service providers and organizations interested in providing life skills and career exploration activities for young people, ages 14-15. Programs should run for no more than four weeks. Mini-grants of up to $4,800 are available for qualified providers.

Interested employers and organizations can obtain a “Request for Summer Youth Work Experience Program Participation” and “Summer Youth Workshop Application” by contacting DOL offices on St. Thomas at 776-3700, ext. 2080 or on St Croix at 773-1994, ext. 2140 or by visiting www.vidol.gov (under the forms tab).  Applications can also be picked up at DOL St. Thomas and St. Croix locations. The deadline to apply is May 19. 

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