Innovative Summer Youth Work Experience Program Seeking Strong Local Employers

Posted On: April 1, 2014

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It’ll soon be that time of year again, S.U.M.M.E.R (just the word elicits a smile), and Capabilities, Inc. will be once again offering the Summer Youth Work Experience. The Summer Youth Work Experience (SYWE) is an innovative opportunity for strong local employers to be a part of an important community transition. SYWE assists students with barriers transition from the school setting to the working world. As many high school students are anticipating blue skies, warm sunshine, flip flops and lazy unregimented days, these students have decided that work experience is more important than a typical summer. However for the program to be successful, Capabilities, Inc. needs local employers to open their doors and host these opportunities.

No Cost: Students are covered under Capabilities’ Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, an additional $1,000,000 liability policy, and their wages are paid by Capabilities. There is no hidden cost to employers.

Public Relations: Participation in programs like Summer Youth shows your customers your commitment to the community.

Valuable Workers: Prescreened individuals who want to work with no obligation to hire.

Job Coaching: Student(s) are accompanied by a professional job coach who assists by encouraging socialization, reinforcing training, and performing quality control so the work is to your standard.

To include you as a work site for our students, we’ll need your local leaders to confirm their desire to host the work experience, as well as how many students can participate at your business for four weeks. Capabilities will keep you up-to-date as June approaches and provide a calendar with dates, times, and contact numbers before the experience begins.

Jane Huber, West Central Area Manager ● 419.394.0003 ext. 1105

Capabilities, Inc. Mission Statement
Capabilities, Inc. will strive to provide people with differing abilities the maximum supports needed to successfully achieve and sustain their goals.