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Career Pathways Internships Support Youth Success

August 31, 2015

As part of the community’s G. Town Promise Program and the Mayor’s Workforce Initiative, fifty-five local students from four Greeley-Evans high schools successfully completed the summer Career Pathways internship program. With the cooperation of sixteen businesses, and local government including the City of Greeley, students experienced potential professions first-hand while preparing for college and careers. 

The program helped students become more comfortable with real world skills by requiring them to navigate a job application process, participate in an interview and then successfully complete their internship responsibilities.

This year’s partners included: the City of Greeley, the City of Evans, Greeley-Evans School District 6, Palomino’s Mexican Restaurant, The Tribune, JBS USA, Norfolk Iron and Metal, North Range Behavioral Health, EnviroTech Services, Hensel Phelps, Flood and Peterson, the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, the Colorado Model Rail Road Museum, North Colorado Medical Center, State Farm Agent Nicolas Lezama, and the Boys and Girls Club of Greeley and Weld County. The City of Greeley, Norfolk Iron and Metal, and NCMC all received the Gold Standard Award for their top level participation this year.

Supporting an internship program holds real, practical value—by helping students become successful, we are supporting an educated, skilled and sustainable local workforce. This program is one component of the ACE Initiative and the G.Town Promise. As an organization the City has incorporated ACE into our operating philosophy and mission: A City Achieving Community Excellence. 

Local businesses and organizations are invited to participate year-round by providing guest speakers, mentors, business tours, or summer internships. Interested businesses can contact Susan Walker at 970-302-5933 or Ace@greeleygov.com.

Roy H. Otto, City Manager

Greeley City Hall

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