DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond gave details of the program to On Common Ground news.
The program, which runs from June 1 to July 31, will provide career development, education enrichment and summer income for 850 DeKalb County youths, ages 14 to 24. Participants will earn $9 per hour while learning online for 20 hours a week, Monday through Thursday.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has stifled America’s economy. The innovative partnership with the DeKalb County School District and Georgia Piedmont Technical College inspired us to reimagine our summer jobs program as a virtual career academy. By working together we have created much-needed employment and career development opportunities for our youth,” DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said.
DeKalb County residents ages 14-24 are eligible and will be randomly selected from those that apply. More detail click here..