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Summer Youth Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What is the Summer Youth Training Program (SYTP)?

The Summer Youth Training Program is presented in partnership with Leon County and CareerSource Capital Region. The 5 week program provides young adults ages 14-24 years old work experience during the summer in Leon County Government. The program starts on Monday, June 27, 2022 with the Mandatory Dynamic Futures training with CareerSource and ends on Friday, July 29, 2022. The salary is $10 /hr.  

 

What are the qualifications?

  • Between 14-24 Years Old (a few select positions are available for 14 & 15 year olds)
  • Leon County Resident
  • Able to commit to all 5 weeks, 20 hours a week
  • Must attend required Dynamic Futures Training

Preference will be given to those that meet the “at risk” CareerSource Dynamic Futures Program Criteria

  • Between the ages of 16-24
  • Not currently enrolled in high school or college
  • Must attend required Dynamic Futures Training

When will the application link be available?

The online application link will open on Monday, March 21, 2022 (8 a.m. EST) and will close on Monday, April 25, 2022 (5 p.m EST). You must complete and submit your online application by 5:00 pm, April 25.

How many positions can I apply for?

You may apply for a maximum of two positions.

What if I do not have a computer at home?

If you do not have access to a computer at home, use your school computer lab or go to any Leon County Public Library or CareerSource Capital Region location.

Will I be eligible if I will be 14 before the program start date?

You will be eligible to participate as long as you are 14 years old by the program start date on June 27, 2022.

How many hours can I work? What times will I work?

Participants can work up to 20 hours/week. The exact times can be negotiated with supervisors.

What will I learn during the additional required training?

Throughout the Summer Youth Training Employment Program, participants will participate in CareerSource Capital Region’s Dynamic Futures training. During this training, they will learn professional soft skills like time management, presentation, and networking along with leadership, goal setting, post-secondary and career exploration, and financial literacy.  The Dynamic Future sessions provide an engaging environment that includes group activities and practical learning experiences

Do I need to call to confirm my application was received?

No. You will can print your application when you submit your application.

When will I be contacted?

If you are chosen to come in for an interview, you will be contacted in May.  Applicants not chosen will receive a postcard in the mail before the start of the program.