Posted on 05-03-2012
Youth, businesses needed for summer program
Denver’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application is available online (Denvergov.org) and youth may also apply in person at Denver Youth Services Workforce Center, 1391 N. Speer Blvd. #520, Monday – Friday, from 8am to 5pm.
Applicants must be a resident of the City and County of Denver to register for SYEP. The program works collaboratively with three contractors – Denver Housing Authority, Urban Peak, and Servicios de La Raza – to meet the diverse needs of job-seeking youth. These programs help youth reach their employment, education, and personal aspirations. Through Career Advising and mentorship youth learn to prepare themselves for the future by setting goals and participating in activities to achieve personal growth.
Application is on a first come, first served basis. The agency indicated that paper applications may take up to 7 business days to be processed, which will affect the order of application receipt. They suggest students apply online and if they do not have computers at home, to use computers at the Denver Public Libraries and the Denver Youth Services Workforce Center.
The Denver Office of Economic Development (OED) is actively seeking business employer partners to participate in the summer youth job program.
“The City has a strong history of connecting businesses with trained and pre-screened youth workers for the summer employment season and beyond,” said Ledy García-Eckstein, acting director of Workforce Development for the OED. “Our programs provide a way for businesses to help ensure a strong workforce pipeline for Denver’s future. Plus, many of our youth hires are so impressive that they continue on with employers well beyond a seasonal job placement.”
OED invites businesses with part-time and full-time job opportunities to participate in its summer youth employment programs. Youth age 14 to 21 participate in the program, with job placements beginning later this month.
For more information, contact OED’s division of Workforce Development, Youth Services at 720/865-5700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth applicants can find further info at: www.denvergov.org/oed/DenverOfficeofEconomicDevelopment/WorkforceDevelopment/YouthServices/FAQs/tabid/440663/Default.aspx.