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“Being a part of SummerWorks was awesome! My job led to an internship and the internship turned into my career!”
- 2017 SummerWorks Participant
In January, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development, in partnership with Michigan Works! Southeast and the University of Michigan, began accepting applications for this year’s Summer Youth Employment (SummerWorks) program. Both young adults seeking employment and local employers interested in hosting a SummerWorks participant will be able to apply to join the program until mid-March. Young adults are expected to work a minimum of 20 hours per week from June 15th to August 21st and attend a variety of professional development sessions designed to help build skills in resume writing, interviewing, professional communications, and more. Employers, in addition to providing a job opportunity, are asked to mentor the young adults and introduce them to new career opportunities in diverse fields.
Businesses or organizations interested in hosting a SummerWorks participant are invited to attend one of three upcoming mixers where they can connect with others who have hosted a participant in previous years to learn about their experience. The list of mixers are as follows:
February 12th | 8:30-9:30am | A2Y Regional Chamber, 2010 Hogback Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
February 19th | 4:00-5:30pm | Back Office Studios, 13 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI
March 5th | 4:00-5:30pm | A2Y Regional Chamber, 2010 Hogback Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
Since launching in 2016, the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Employment Program has connected over 250 young adults with summer employment and professional development opportunities in Washtenaw County. Now entering its 5th year, the program hopes to have its largest year yet.