Registration now open for Wilmington youth summer jobs

February 26, 2018 by  

Mike Purzycki (the mayor of Wilmington) and Kevin Kelley (the director of the city’s Parks and Recreation department) recently announced that registration is now open for the 2018 Youth Career Development Program.

The program was formerly called the Summer Youth Employment Program, and provides internships and jobs for 475 young people during the summer months. These opportunities include positions in both the private sector, and with the city government.

Mayor Purzycki said the change in the title of the program is to indicate the available positions are not simply ‘summer jobs’. The mayor urged both the participants in the program and those who work with them during their internships, or who provide them with jobs, to take the openings seriously. He encouraged the employers who are hosting the young people to make sure they understand the importance of a professional appearance, being on time, the ability to retain information, and achievement, as steps to a career. The mayor added that the program is designed to help young people develop the skills they will need to succeed in the future.

Application forms, and all the information regarding eligibility for the program, are available at the city’s website. Interested people can also give the Department of Parks and Recreation a call at 302.576.3822.

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