Gila County Promotes Workforce Development

High school and college students that participated in the Gila County Summer Youth Employment program.

Three dozen high school and college students from across Gila County had two months of summer jobs and paychecks, courtesy of the Summer Youth Employment program sponsored by Gila County in partnership with the City of Globe and participating towns of Payson, Miami and Hayden-Winkelman.

Maria Cook worked in the Gila County Attorney’s office, Jacob Miles and Lauren Lopez for the County Health Department. Denisse Camache for Globe Public Library; Nick Smyers for Young Public School, Arielle O’Connor for Community Development in Payson and the Library District. Dylan Olson and Samual Benedetto got an up-close look at the workings of the Gila County’s Election Department, while Michaela Henderson assisted the City of Globe’s Economic Development director.

The program ends Friday, before fall semester classes resume.

“I loved my Summer, everyone I worked with was amazing, I learned so much at work; I’m going to college for political science and then law school, my job taught me useful information and experience,” wrote Maria.

“Working in the Health Department was great,” added Lauren, “during the summer I learned about so many of the services they offer, and was able to work in nearly all of those fields, doing so made me even more certain what I want to achieve in my future.”

If you’re looking for work that could be more than just a summer job during June-July 2020, watch for announcements next spring when Gila County Summer Youth Employment returns.

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