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Broward Students Gain Real-Life Experience In The Workplace

July 11, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – July 11, 2017 – Next week, members of the media are invited to capture a peek into a day-in-the-life of eight Broward County students, ages 16-18, who have been offered a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to gain real-world, paid work experience in their community, while also learning the importance of soft skills and how they relate to the workforce.

Through a more than $30,000 grant awarded by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, these students are now working at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County and will be available to speak about the invaluable tools, soft skills and training they are receiving as part of CareerSource Broward’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).

The Summer Youth Employment Program is an annual program of CareerSource Broward, funded principally by Children's Services Council of Broward County, with additional funding also provided by local municipalities. Each year, nearly 800 youth throughout the county are selected to participate to work in clerical and assistant or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, nonprofits and more. Students who apply to the SYEP and meet eligibility requirements are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

Who: CareerSource Broward, Bank of America, Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, City of Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank Ortis and City of Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy

What: Check presentation/media event

When: Thursday, July 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Marti Huizenga Club - Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County, located at 1111 N. 69th Way Hollywood, Fla. 33024

For more information about the event, please contact Javon Anthony Lloyd, senior communications manger, CareerSource Broward, at (954) 235-1940 or at jlloyd@careersourcebroward.com or Amelia Gomez, rbb Communications, at (305) 445-8843 or at amelia.gomez@rbbcommunications.com.

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About CareerSource Broward

CareerSource Broward (CSBD), the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally-funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with the Employ Florida Marketplace, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSourceBroward or follow @CareerSourceBD on Twitter