Applications Now Open for Learn & Earn 2019

Program matches local students with rewarding summer jobs.

Looking for a summer job? Pittsburgh and Allegheny County teens can now apply for the 2019 Learn & Earn Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program, a collaboration between Partner4Work and the City of Pittsburgh, matches up students ages 14-21 with summer jobs, giving them the chance to earn money while learning valuable skills for college and the workplace.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and former Steelers great Jerome Bettis was an early supporter of the Learn & Earn Program.

"When you open the door to opportunity, the possibilities are endless. That's what we're doing here, opening the doors to possibility," Bettis said. "The Bus" says he understands the importance of work for teenagers. "I had a summer job when I was young, and it changed me in the sense that it gave me responsibility. I had to get up every day and go to work."

You can click here to hear more from Bettis and youth who have taken part in the Learn & Earn program .

"Partner4Work is pleased to partner again with the county and city to provide young adults with quality work experiences through Learn & Earn, the leading youth summer jobs program in our area," said Partner4Work CEO Earl Buford. "This model program is a community-wide effort, bringing together local government, businesses, foundations, and non-profits to empower young adults and prepare our region's future workforce for in-demand careers."

Youth who take part in the program can work up to 25 hours a week, Monday through Friday, for six weeks during the summer. Participants are placed in a variety of different fields, including business, web design, research and film-making.

For more information on the program and details on how to apply, you can click here .

Photos courtesy Partner4Work.

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