T'Shyra Johnson, above, receives her certificate Monday for completing the Pinellas County Urban League's Summer Youth Development program. About 60 students finished the program held at the Pinellas Technical Education Centers St. Petersburg campus.
SECONDARY IF NEEDED -- Graduating students receive congratulations from elected officials on hand during the graduation of the S.T.Y.L.E. Program at the PTEC center in South St Petersburg. Summer Training Youth Leadership Employment is to teach students many aspects of employment skills as well as life skills in general. JAY CONNER/STAFF
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.