Internships for Young Workers
For the fifth consecutive year, Bank of America is supporting the WA’s Youth Employment Project (YEP), to assist young adults in finding a first job or work experience opportunity, with a $45,000 grant. Services to young adults through the YEP include assistance with resume creation, job search, preparing for interviews as well as education in soft skills, customer service, and money management.
Williams and his friend scored internships at Textron Aviation, with Williams working with sheet metals. The day after he completed his eight-week internship, he was hired on full-time, using his carpentry skills to create the interiors for planes at the company's interior center. Textron Aviation offers the largest internship program in the area, but other groups through the Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas also offer internships.