LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Mayor Greg Fischer launched his annual summer initiative geared toward teens to keep them busy during the summer months.
The SummerWorks Program gives area students real world experience not only to help them build their resumes but earn money while they learn.
UPS is one of several Louisville employers getting involved with the program this year.
The shipping giant plans on providing jobs to more than 100 young people during the summer.
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Donna Hargens says SummerWorks is a great opportunity for teens to learn life skills during the break.
“Not only do students pursuing jobs thought SummerWorks learn the value of earning a day’s pay and critical on the job experience, but they also receive real world application of the skills being taught every day inside our classrooms,” she said.
Other businesses participating in the program include the Belle of Louisville, Louisville Zoo and new this year, Humana and Kindred Healthcare.
SummerWorks has also redesigned their website to make it easier for employers to find help and students to find jobs.
For more information on SummerWorks, click here.