August 5, 2019

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by: adminemp

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Tags: Charity, Donations, Non Profit, Volounteers

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Categories: Blog

Summer Program Recap 2019

Summer Program Recap 2019

employU partners with local businesses to offer a variety of Community Internship Projects throughout Florida. These summer-based programs are designed to add to the future talent pipeline by addressing the skills and talent gap many businesses are currently facing.

In 2019, 398 students participated in the internship program across the state working a total of 19,280 hours over the summer. With partnerships like the Home Builders Association in Brevard County and the Northeast Florida Builders Association in Jacksonville, many of our students worked hands on in the areas of manufacturing and construction. These industries have a keen interest in exposing youth to the trades to grow the future talent pool of skilled laborers. The hope is to generate interest in high school students to purse trade industry careers after graduation.

The 2019 Summer Internship Program was an immense success. The students in the program demonstrated great capacity to learn and dedication to their responsibilities. The parents of the students that we spoke to were impressed with the change they saw in their child. One parent stated “I don’t have to wake him up in the morning like I did for school. Now he is waking me up, excited that he gets to go to work that day. What a difference!”

Our host business partners were happy with the results as well and are already expressing interest in continuing the program next year. “It is a win-win for the businesses, the students, and our community” stated Compsys Vice President of Operations, Crystal Jacoby. Like many of our industry partners, Compsys, a local manufacturing company, hosted multiple students whose worked ranged from work-floor production to administrative office tasks. The students saw that there is more to these industries than they could have ever imagined, and the skills and experience they walked away with is invaluable.

Check out our 2019 Summer Internship Program photo gallery to see our students hard at work. Also, stay tuned for three documentary videos coming soon that capture the summer program experiences of both our business partners and our students.