Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with partners from the Borderplex Alliance, El Paso County, the City of El Paso, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce launched three youth employment initiatives for 2017; Hire El Paso Youth Summer Work Program, Summer Earn & Learn, and The Texas Internship Challenge. In total, WSB has committed to subsidizing 200 summer jobs at 100 percent (zero cost to employers). Youth who participate in the program will attend a foundational skills boot camp to better prepare them prior to starting at their worksites.
Summer Earn and Learn is designed to create pathways to employment for students with disabilities. Summer Earn & Learn will subsidize 100 percent of the paid work experience for 78 youth with disabilities between the ages of 14-22 for 30 hours a week and for up to 7 weeks.
The Texas Internship Challenge, a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and The Higher Education Coordinating Board, is aimed to increase and promote paid internships for students with Texas employers. In this case, the employers will commit to covering the costs for internships.
Employers and youth, to get started visit: TXInternshipChallenge.com
YouthBuild is designed for young people who left high school without a diploma to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment in the construction industry, and become leaders in their communities. In 2016, WSB received a grant to help 40 young men and women gain their GED, obtain training and get certified in construction. Currently there are 30 slots available for youth to enter the program.
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To get started contact: Veronica Lewis at 915.887.2890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org