The Travis County Work-Based Learning/Summer Youth Employment Program (WBL/SYEP) is now accepting applications for Summer 2020 paid employment opportunities. The program is designed for Travis County youth ages 14-17 to develop competence and confidence as well as workplace skills in a “real-world of work” environment. Youth will be exposed to career awareness and exploration while developing their career plans and a commitment to lifelong learning. Youth have the opportunity to interact with positive, successful adult role models who provide guidance in setting and achieving goals. WBL/SYEP also serves youth with disabilities up to age 22.
Program requirements include:
- Must be currently enrolled and attending school in Travis County
- Must have a valid current school year Student ID or Report Card
- Must have a Social Security card
- Must be 14 years of age by April 1, 2020
- Must complete 15 hours of Job Readiness Training
Sample job categories include Accounting/Finance; Computers/Library Science; Health Care/Pharmacy; Leadership Institute; Newspaper/Journalism; Receptionist/Clerical; Theater Arts/Photography; Animal Care; Public Health/Food Service; Human Resources; and Recreation/Camp Assistant.
Interested youth should contact the WBL/SYEP office to be scheduled for the required 15 hours of Job Readiness Training. All training must be completed by March 31. Call 512-854-4590 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.