Applications for Summer Youth Employment Program Open Through April 27

Page updated on Apr 16, 2021 at 12:36 PM

Applications for Summer Youth Employment Program Open Through April 27

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WDC YES 2021April 16, 2021--Alexandria youth ages 14-21 are invited to apply for the Workforce Development Center’s (WDC) Summer Youth Work Experience 2021, a six-week paid summer youth developmental work experience that runs from July 12 to August 20. 

Participants work 20 hours per week and are paid $9.50 per hour. Applications close April 27.

The annual summer employment program is part of WDC’s TeensWork! Program, which is designed to help youth ages 14-21 obtain and retain employment year round. The summer program gives youth summer income, work experience, essential workplace skills and opportunities for career exploration.

Like last year, much of the program will be provided virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to worksite experience, WDC will provide career development and education opportunities through live webinars, small group video meetings, one-on-one coaching, self-paced individual learning and other online experiences. 

Each participant will also be assigned a counselor, who will provide weekly online group gatherings focusing on job skills and training topics as well as one-on-one meetings.

Youth interested in the experience need to apply at alexandriava.gov/jobs. Follow these steps:

  • Click on City Employment Opportunities (Open to All)

  • Click on Youth Employment Aide

  • Click on Apply

  • Create Your Profile

  • Make sure you answer the Supplemental Questions

Accepted applicants will be contacted via email to schedule an interview. For more information, email wdc@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5990.

WDC is a trusted resource, providing services and expertise to support job seeker and employer workforce needs in Alexandria. A certified One Stop Center, WDC serves a variety of skill levels, from those with advanced degrees and years of experience to those with limited education and experience. WDC also provides a range of services at no cost to businesses

Last year, WDC launched “Strive & Thrive: Helping Alexandria Stay Resilient & Get Back to Work” to support Alexandria’s workforce and employers by offering events, services and training remotely and online, including virtual recruitment events, online job readiness and essential skills workshops, a redesigned job board and informational sessions for employers and job seekers.

To learn more, visit alexandriava.gov/WorkforceDevelopment, email wdc@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5990.


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