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Clark County Accepts Applications for Summer Job Program

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Clark County is currently accepting applications for the summer 2010 Summer Business Institute – a summer job program for current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

This is the 14th year Clark County has sponsored the SBI program, which provides selected teenagers employment opportunities in a variety of fields, including law, medicine, architecture, education, and communications. The program is a partnership between Clark County, the Clark County School District, and more than 80 area businesses.

"Hundreds of our community's future leaders have received invaluable on-the-job experience through the Summer Business Institute program," Commissioner Lawrence Weekly said. "Thanks to this program and our private-sector partners, SBI continues to open doors for our youth."

Program applications are available through the county Web site at www.accessclarkcounty.com under "New to the Web Site", in the County Office of Human Resources on the 3rd floor of the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, at KCEP Radio Station at 330 W. Washington Ave. and at local high school job banks. Applications are due by Feb. 19. For more information contact SBI Assistant Coordinator Kaveida Williams at 455-2426 or 455-4565.

County staff will select 150 Clark County high school students who will be juniors, seniors, or college freshmen by the fall of 2010 to participate in the program, which runs from mid-June through mid-August. Program participants will be selected based on grade point average, volunteer activities and other criteria established by Clark County and the Clark County School District.

Participants will be paid $8 an hour to work eight-hour days Monday through Thursday, and learn about money management, life skills and civic engagement through regular seminars. Additionally, all participants are eligible for college scholarships at the close of the program. Clark County launched the SBI program in 1996 in an effort to expose inner-city youth to the variety of career choices around them. Over the years, the program was expanded to serve a more diverse student population.

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