YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown City School District is kicking off a new program to make students work-ready when they graduate.
It is called Community Connectors and is part of Gov. John Kasich’s statewide program, which provides a $90,000 grant to Youngstown Schools in order to give juniors and seniors internship opportunities with local businesses.
“You would work with an employer. You would get actual hands-on experience that is the internship. You can put that on you resume that you have experience,” explained Lois Jean Haynes-Paige, district internship director at Choffin Career and Technical Center
The Youngstown City School District currently has 19 different vocational programs that enable students to start a career once they graduate high school.