Unemployment is one of the major problems of the modern world. Most youths today, have fallen victim to this and Newark community is not an exception. In a bid to address this problem, Kevin Seawright has led a program to assist in securing job for youths within the locale.
The program, once rolled out, intends to offer six weeks of paid summer work experience. It will cut across various activities ranging from empowerment lectures, financial literacy lessons and training on college readiness.
How to apply
Application for the program takes place online Seawright identified on Twitter. Here the prospective participant is supposed to fill out a form and submit it to the related website. In the past, the process took about six weeks, but with online application, it is quite faster and takes only thirty minutes to complete.
The first goal is to increase the number of student employment opportunities. 2016 should be a year that an additional 500 jobs are to be created to take the number up from 3000 to 3500 job opportunities. Acquisition of financial literacy is the other goal of the program. Wright reiterates that this is a basic skill which will pave way for financial success after joining the professional workforce.
Projected time period
The program will run for duration of six weeks. It will kick off in July 5th and run through august 16th same year. Program participants will be required to pay a minimum wage to their student employees during its operation. This is meant to act as a motivating factor.
Professional experience of Kevin Stewart
Previously, Seawright had some experience working with the department of recreation and parks in Maryland as the financial officer. Here, he was tasked with managing a huge funding estimated at over $50 million. He then moved to the educational sector ad was charged with the responsibility of constructing huge budgets.
Similarly, he also took part in solving construction and infrastructural issues. Seawright also served in Collington life Care Community as the Director of operations.
The professional experience gathered earlier on makes the right person to steer the program towards a successful completion. Currently, Kevin is the executive vice president of Newark community economic development corporation.
The organization acts as the primary economic development agency in one of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark. The participants therefore, are looking forward to having a turnaround in their lives, something which will bring hope to the future of Newark City.