Durham YouthWork Career Passport Stamp events prepare youth for internships

March 3, 2016

Community groups throughout Durham have teamed with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program to offer workshops and events for youth focused on careers and job skills that earn them “Passport Stamps” that qualify them for priority interviewing for summer internships.

The Passport Stamp program began this year to help students prepare for internships and learn more about career opportunities. Students who earn five passport stamps qualify for a priority interview with the Durham YouthWork Internship Program, meaning they will interviewed before all other applicants.

Career Passport books are available at Durham YouthWork-sponsored events or the City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development, 807 East Main St., Building 5-100, Durham NC 27701.

Upcoming Passport Stamp opportunities include:

  • YouthWork Summer Internship Application Assistance – YouthWork staff will help students complete their application for the summer internship program on Tuesday, March 29, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Southside Community Center, 201 Enterprise St., Durham, NC 27707. No pre-registration is required.
  • Financial Skills for Teens – Autrice Campbell Long from SunTrust Bank will teach tips and tools for how young people can manage money successfully. The event will be held Thursday, March 31, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Historic Parrish St. Forum, 108 W. Parrish St. Durham. Register at https://durhamyouthwork.wufoo.com/forms/w15pfvxn1x3qqfc/
  • Durham Parks and Recreation Job Readiness Program – Durham Parks and Recreation offers teens a chance to come together for a week of interactive activities during spring break to learn about resume building, college admissions, business planning, NCAA clearinghouse procedures, interview skills and more. The program will be held March 28-April 1 at Walltown Recreation Center. Register on the Durham Parks and Recreation website, http://durhamnc.gov/753/Parks-Recreation.
  • Durham Technical Community College Open House – Learn about classes, certificates and degrees offered by Durham Tech, tour the school and meet instructors on April 16, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Real Deal – This hands-on financial simulation helps teens in grades 8-12 learn about money through a fun, hands-on event that simulates real-life experience in making every day financial decisions. The workshop will be held March 10, 5 p.m. at the Durham County Commissioners’ Chambers, 200 E. Main Street, Second Floor, Durham, NC 27701. Slots are limited. Register at www.lgfcu.org/realdeal.
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