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UHMC accepting applications for Summer Youth Employment

By Staff | Jul 15, 2010

KAHULUI — University of Hawaii Maui College is accepting applications from students for a Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program is provided through the Hawaii National Guard for youth 14 to 23 qualified under a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant.

Jobs at UH Maui College will include groundskeeping, maintenance and clerical work, as well as positions working directly with UHMC faculty and staff in educational programs providing for career exploration.

Acceptance is based on household income. For an individual from a family of four, household income cannot be more than $152,208 — 600 percent of the federal poverty level for gross annual income.

More information is available on the University of Hawaii Maui College website.

The Department of Defense Summer Jobs Program was created out of a $3.4 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The program aims to create job opportunities for students and young adults. Employers must be government or nonprofit agencies.

At UHMC, there will be an effort to provide employment that introduces a student to educational opportunities and potential career choices as part of the work. 

The Summer Youth Employment Program is overseen by Business Technology Professor David Grooms, a leader of the team for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Applied Business and Information Technology.

For information on the jobs program, go to the “latest news” section at www.maui.hawaii.edu, or contact Professor Grooms at grooms@hawaii.edu or 984-3348.