Lexington is gearing up for an expanded Summer Youth Job Training Program. SYJTP offers Lexington youth the opportunity to gain work experience, develop interpersonal skills. Participants will learn and explore career interests while earning income during the summer. We invite your business or community organization to join our public-private partnership by serving as a worksite.
What is SYJTP?
The Summer Youth Job Training Program provides workforce training opportunities for 300 Lexington youth, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th-grade high school students, by teaming with Lexington’s business and community-based partners. Youth workers will work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and earn $15 per hour. The city government pays all youth workers’ salaries.
The Summer Youth Job Training Program will run for a whole six-week period. Youth workers will be assigned to their worksites and will contact the worksite supervisor before their start date.
The 2022 SYJTP will begin June 13 and go through July 22.
What’s new for SYJTP?
The city government and Fayette County Public Schools are partnering to provide meaningful employment experiences, which will spark their interest in exploring career opportunities. Youth will learn the importance of soft skills, such as punctuality, professionalism, teamwork and work ethics.
Summer Youth Job Training Program is locally funded and is administered by the Youth Services. Youth workers are compensated by the city government, while area businesses offer valuable work assignments and experience.