Apr 25, 2011 12:18 PM by Greg Boyce

Paid internships available for low income young people

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center is offering paid internships to out-of-high-school young adults in El Paso and Teller Counties.

Applicants must be 17 through 21, from low-income families, and must qualify for the Workforce Investment Act Youth program.  They can be high school graduates, dropouts, or college students. There are 30 slots available for paid internships that run through June 30. Youth will be placed with local businesses based on their skills, abilities, education, interests, and the geographical location of each individual.

The Center is also seeking 20 youth for its nationally recognized Industrial Revolution Program. These young adults also must be 17 through 21 and from low-income families. The Industrial Revolution program focuses on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. During the month of June, these youth will attend classes in the morning and explore local businesses to learn about occupations in growing industries, in the afternoon. Those selected for the program will be paid $9 per hour for seven hours per day for 4 days per week during June.

For more information on either program, youth or parents should call 719-667-3860.

Click here for the Youth WIA application form.





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