From computer coding to manufacturing and life-guarding to public finance, a record number of young people - 6,200 - gained new skills and confidence working at businesses and job sites throughout Louisville last summer as part of the SummerWorks program.
SummerWorks youth may not have the work experience of seasoned industry pros, but their enthusiasm and talent makes them strong assets for employers.
This morning, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer stopped by Kentucky Kingdom's Hurricane Bay water park to visit a group of SummerWorks participants.
On Saturday, over 175 job seekers age 16-21 and over 40 local employers attended SummerWorks' 2018 Employment Expo at the Louisville Central Community Center.
On Monday, Mayor Greg Fischer joined other community and business leaders, including JCPS Superintendent Marty Polio, at GE Appliances to announce the formal launch of the SummerWorks 2018 season.
As has been the case since the program's founding, SummerWorks helped facilitate a variety of work-based learning experiences for youth this season.
Mayor Greg Fischer joined other community and business leaders this morning at Kentucky Kingdom, a SummerWorks Champion Employer, to announce another record-breaking year for the program.
Insider Louisville: "In Louisville, one high school junior has devised a plan to provide young women an opportunity to learn coding skills while networking with local entrepreneurs and businesses.