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Summer Youth Employment

SYEP is an employment and training program, which offers New London area youth, ages 14-21, the opportunity to gain employment experience, improve marketable skills, initiate job contacts, connect with career-related role models, and identify resources for future employment.

Funding is provided through Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board (EWIB) and EASTCONN.

04/28/20 Update: The program is now accepting applications. Learn more, and submit an application, by visiting this web site.

In the words of our summer employees -
"I learned to have more patience and be responsible."
"If you do a good job, they may hire you."
"To make my bedtime earlier!"
"Stay positive."
"My boss gave me a bike to use to get to work."
"Love this job! Thanks Youth Affairs!"
"I am smart and capable of doing things people say I can’t."
"I have gained skills I’m going to carry on with me for the rest of my life."
"Being on time matters."
"The only way to learn is to ask questions about everything."
"If you put different types of people in one group a lot of good will happen."
"I can do more than what is expected in life."
"Always be ready/prepared to work."
"It isn’t called work if you love what you do."
"Time management is important as well as communication."
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Edwin In the words of our worksite supervisors -
"He’s very responsible."
"Arrives early, ready to begin."
"Extremely reliable."
"I would recommend her for any position."
"She is sweet and a pleasure to have on the unit."
"Always asks questions and listens to answers / guidance."
"Sets a great example."
"Very professional."
"Enjoyed his hard work and enthusiasm."
"Did a wonderful job!"
"Tries to find things to do on her own."
"Shows initiative."

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