Wilson’s World: Learning More about the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  We found Wilson at Bank of America this morning where he was learning more about the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program.  Wilson talked with current high school interns as well as former students who were part of the program and are now working in their chosen field.

Not a new program, the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is a 34 year old program that brings together high school students with business in the health care, engineering and IT industries to help build the workforce.  Charlotte-Mecklenburg High School students receive paid internships with the businesses to obtain career experiences that help the youth develop career goals, stay in school, achieve academically, and enhance social skills that enable them to succeed in life.

Bank of America and  Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas  are only two of the many businesses that have been working with the program for many years.

More information on the Mayor’s Youth Employment Program including how students can apply for program can be found at their website CharlotteNC.gov/youth.

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