This year, WDC and its partners will provide summer employment opportunities for 100 to 150 Racine County youth aged 14 to 24. Applications will be accepted from youth seeking work experience and from employers wanting to host participants.
New this year is an intensive two-week summer school course delivered by Racine Unified School District to help youth learn the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Students can earn 0.25 to 0.5 high school credits, and some may be able to earn up to 15 University of Wisconsin – Parkside continuing education credits. During the course work period, eligible participants will be paid a stipend.
Course work will be followed by six weeks of work experience and ongoing training in the areas of “green jobs” and construction work. During that period, eligible participants can earn $7.25 to $10.00 an hour.
Employers and youth interested in this year’s E3 program can log onto www.wdc.racineco.com to learn more and submit an application. Youth applications are also available at the Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI or 380 McCanna Parkway, Burlington, WI. All participant and employer applications must be received by noon on Friday, May 14, 2010.