Commissioner of Labor Catherine A. Hendry Esq. invites employers, non-profit organizations and training service providers to participate in this year’s Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program through the V.I. Department of Labor (DOL). DOL is seeking the following:
- Employers and agencies that are interested in providing a five-week work experience and job training activities for youth ages 16-25 who have no or limited work experience, and that will promote career pathway entry through participation in DOL’s Summer Youth Work Experience Program.
- Service providers and organizations interested in providing life skills and career exploration activities for youths, ages 14-15
Programs should run for no more than four weeks. Mini-grants of up to $4,800 are available for qualified providers, according to DOL.
Interested employers and organizations can obtain a Request for Summer Youth Work Experience Program Participation or a Summer Youth Workshop Application by contacting DOL offices on St. Thomas at 776-3700, ext. 2080 or 773-1994, ext. 2140 on St. Croix, or by visiting www.vidol.gov (under the forms tab). Applications can also be picked up at DOL’s St. Thomas and St. Croix locations. The deadline to apply is May 4.