With the school year about to begin, two summer jobs and job-training programs marked the end of their work for the summer.
The Earn and Learn Summer Youth Experience of the Workforce Investment Network graduated 19 teenagers and young adults, ages 16-21, Thursday, July 30. The graduates earned information technology certification while making about $13 an hour for eight weeks.
The program is a partnership among WIN and CompTia and Shelby County Schools.
Also, the city’s MPLOY Youth Summer Experience ended Friday, July 31, with final paychecks being handed out to 1,000 teenagers and young adults ages 14-21 who worked internships and entry-level jobs at 60 local companies for six weeks.
MPLOY included job training and workshops on life skills in addition to the work experience.