Austin Interfaith Launches Job Training Program for Teens

Austin Interfaith and Austin Independent School District (AISD) jointly announced the launch of a high school job training program targeted at students from three local high schools: Travis, Crockett and Lanier.

Modeled off the Summer Youth Employment program, created by Austin Interfaith 20 years ago in partnership with the City and County, this program will teach high schoolers leadership and soft skills like timeliness, and professional conduct. Another goal is to develop summer internships in 2016 for students who complete the leadership training.  Senator Kirk Watson was in attendance at the announcement, as were AI leaders Rev. Robert Elford and Ms. Ofelia Zapata who spoke.

[Photo Credit:  Joseph Bascoe / Community Impact]

Austin Interfaith to Launch Jobs Program at Three High SchoolsAustin American Statesman [pdf]

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Video of Press Conference, AISD