Today, state and local leaders marked the success of 2023 Summer Youth Employment Programs offered by 21 of Florida’s local workforce development boards. Through these programs, which offered stipends or wages, students had the opportunity to build skills valued by employers that can help them at work and in life. With help from the CareerSource Florida network and employers statewide, nearly 7,000 young Floridians, ages 14-24, spent their summer vacation exploring potential future careers and gaining valuable work experience.
“Giving young people, particularly those who face economic and other challenges, access to career education and opportunities to gain skills can be a gamechanger,” said Adrienne Johnston, President and CEO of CareerSource Florida. “These youth will be returning to school or continuing in the workforce with new skills and knowledge that will have a long-term impact on their futures.”
“Florida’s strategic focus on workforce education and development under Governor DeSantis’ leadership is what makes Florida’s top performing economy stand out,” said J. Alex Kelly, Florida Secretary of Commerce. “This dynamic partnership between CareerSource Florida and the private sector through the Summer Youth Employment Program is a win-win investment in our state’s future leaders and Florida’s competitive industries.”
CareerSource Florida President and CEO Adrienne Johnston announces successes from the statewide Summer Youth Employment Program with CareerSource Florida network partners, employers and youth participants.
Victoria Langley Heller