Monday, February 12, 2018

High School Partnerships with Chester City Work Force Development

By Cortney Loucks

Internships are available for CHS students!

Did you know the City of Chester is partnering with CHS to offer us internships? I spoke with Mr. Eric Bayne at the Office of Work Force Development to find out more about this opportunity. Which, by the way, juniors, any of these internships would be an amazing senior project. More on that in a later article. But for now, here are the work options we have through this partnership.

Chester High School students have the opportunity to take on internships over the summer. As of right now there are two available. The first one is called the “School To Career” program which is ran by the Chester Education Foundation. The second internship is called the “WorkReady” program which is run by the City of Chester.
If you are of the age of 16 to 18 years old you are eligible to apply to the “School To Career” program. It is run usually from July 10th-August 17th and students will earn $10-15 per hour. Students will work Mon-Thurs, 7 hour shifts. If you are interested and would like an application or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Ms. Greene at the Chester Education Foundation, 610-364-1212.

The second program is the “Work Ready Program and is available to students of the age between 16 and 21 during the summer. In order to apply for this you will need the following items: A resume, Photo ID, and Social Security Card. Both of these programs are great opportunities for you to learn what the working life is like.

*Articles obtained from CHS Clippers News with permission from Journalism Instructor Susan Thomas. Articles were written by student reporters.