News 12 at 6 o'clock--May 7, 2009
AUGUSTA-=-The deadline is coming up quick for a big summer job program that's designed to teach job skills to teenagers. In addition to job and life lessons -- there will be a paycheck.
Summer can be a time when kids get into no good. Too much free time and plenty of mischief to find. That's where a summer job program comes in.
Most area counties including Richmond, Burke, McDuffie, Columbia and Aiken counties have a summer youth employment training program.
The idea is to give teens a job and a mentor of sorts over the summer. The business gets a hard worker. The teen gets a paycheck and some life lessons, job skills, and some experience. It can also give them an idea of whether or not that industry might be something they want to stick with.
The programs will employ hundreds of area young people between the ages of 14 to 24. The jobs range from clerical, recreational, receptionist to many more. And as was said, they will be paid.
There are some income requirements, but anyone can apply. Applications are being taken at the area One Stop Career Centers in Aiken, Augusta and Thomson or you can get more information at your child's high school. But don't wait, the deadline is tomorrow, so if you're interested, get that application in quickly!