Students graduate from St. Pete employment program
Published: July 30, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG - After six weeks of work, about 60 students from the Pinellas County Urban League's Summer Youth Development program received certificates of completion Monday at the Pinellas Technical Education Centers St. Petersburg campus.
The students, ages 14 to 16, spent the summer learning skills that will help them find employment, said Nikki Gaskin-Capehart of the Urban League. Through the program, funded by the city of St. Petersburg, students received hands-on training in telephone and interview etiquette, dressing professionally and other areas. They also studied entrepreneurship, finances, team-building, problem-solving and critical thinking.