CareerSource Pinellas has opened applications for a new paid work experience program for young adults. The Preparing Area Youth for Success program provides a hands-on learning experience that pays competitive wages in high-demand industries.
CLEARWATER — CareerSource Pinellas announced they are opening applications for a new paid work experience program for young adults. The program, which will be called CareerSource P.A.Y.S. (Preparing Area Youth for Success), provides a hands-on learning experience that pays competitive wages in high-demand industries.
“It can be hard for young people to find employment opportunities that offer a pathway to job security and financial stability. This is a foot in the door for them to obtain those benefits while preparing them with the skills our targeted industries demand,” said Steven Meier, interim CEO of CareerSource Pinellas.
Additional opportunities for program participants include:
- Paid training leading to certification in fields such as certified nursing assistant, lineman worker, commercial driver’s license/truck driving, welding, and more
- Job readiness training
- Job-related supportive services (assistance with tools, clothing, and transportation)
- Connection with careers leading to self-sufficiency
Applicants must be between 18-24 and living in Pinellas County. Students currently enrolled in high school are not eligible. Household income limits may also apply.
Employers and young people interested in participating can visit careersourcepinellas.com/pays for applications and more information. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with cohorts launching throughout the year.
About CareerSource Pinellas
CareerSource Pinellas is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers listed may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.
CareerSource Pinellas is funded entirely by federal grants. Accordingly, 100 percent of the cost will be financed with federal funding from the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Agriculture as part of awards totaling approximately $9,739,000.