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Application Deadline Extended for Teen Summer Workforce Training Program

Project Self-Sufficiency will offer paid workplace training for income-eligible teens this summer.

The application deadline for the Summer Youth Employment Program at Project Self-Sufficiency has been extended to Tuesday, July 8th, organizers announced.  Eligible Sussex County teens, ages 15 – 17, will receive free employability skills instruction at Project Self-Sufficiency, and will participate in paid, on-the-job training at local workplaces.  The Summer Youth Employment Program will take place Monday – Thursday, July 14th – August 14th.  Eligibility is based on family income, lack of transportation, and current enrollment in high school.  Free transportation to and from Project Self-Sufficiency and the work sites will be provided to participants.  For information about eligibility or to schedule an interview, call Project Self-Sufficiency at 973-940-3500.

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