Summer Youth Employment Grants for Business

The VT Department of Labor (VDOL) announces the availability of funds to award grants to organizations to deliver Summer Employment Opportunities (SEO) that link academic learning, occupational skill development with a career pathway. Approximately $175,00 is available for the 2018 summer program. Click HERE for more info. The deadline for grant applications is: Friday, April 13, 2018 by 4:00 pm. 

The purpose of this funding is to provide at-risk youth, between the ages of 14 to 24, with entry-level employment experiences, work-readiness training, and the opportunity to develop skills that prepare them for the workforce. Youth participate in a short-term, paid work placement during the summer at public, private, or nonprofit worksites. Youth receive training in soft skills in order to practice professional behaviors and learn how to relate to supervisors and co-workers at their worksites. The summer program is designed to assist young people to learn and practice skills that matter at work, school and in life.