Local businesses, community organizations invited to Summer Youth Job Training Program breakfast

The Summer Youth Job Training Program will host an informational breakfast for local businesses and community-based organizations on Monday, March 11, from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at the Phoenix Building, 101 E. Vine Street. Employers will learn about the program, and how they can partner with the City to provide career opportunities for Lexington youth at no cost.

All Lexington-based businesses and organizations are invited to the free event. To register for the breakfast, contact the SYJTP office at (859) 300-5330 or mmorton@lexingtonky.gov.

The Summer Youth Job Training Program is a public-private partnership that provides real-world job experience to students ages 14 – 17 by pairing them up to work for local employers. The LFUCG compensates the youth worker trainees, while employers help the students develop quality job skills and workforce experience.

The 2019 Summer Youth Job Training Program will run for six weeks, from June 10 – July 19. Youth worker trainees will work part-time (20 hours a week) during this period and will earn $10.10 per hour (paid by LFUCG). Participating employers are not responsible for compensation.

Summer Youth Job Training Program registration
Businesses and organizations wanting to participate, but unable to attend the breakfast, may contact Mattie Morton at mmorton@lexingtonky.gov or (859) 300-5330.

Applications for youth participants are available at all Fayette County public schools (middle and high), all branches of the Lexington Public Library, Lexington Parks & Recreation community centers and on the city’s website at lexingtonky.gov/youth-development-center. The deadline for youth participant signups is Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019.