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DOL Taking Applications for 2021 Summer Youth Employment and Training

Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifies before an October hearing. (File photo)
Commissioner of the Department of Labor Gary Molloy testifying before the Senate. (File photo)

V.I. Department of Labor Commissioner Gary Molloy has announced an open enrollment period for Summer Youth Employment where applications for the 2021 Summer Youth Work Experience and Training Program will now be accepted. All “In and Out of School” youth between the ages of 14 to 25 are invited to register for the approximate 600 available slots. Applications are available online and can be submitted electronically through the department’s website at https://www.vidol.gov (under the forms tab).

They can also be picked up at any of the Department of Labor office locations on both islands. St. John residents may pick up registration forms at the St. John Administrator’s Office. A summer employment manual is also available online providing additional information for participants and parents. This summer, priority will be given to individuals who submit complete applications accompanied with supporting documents, and:

  1. a) have not previously received a work experience;
  2. b) are high school juniors and seniors;
  3. c) are ‘out-of-school/unemployed and dislocated youth.

Youth, under the age of 18, should be accompanied by a parent/guardian to sign an authorization for participation in the program. All selected applicants must provide a) proof of citizenship or legal residency status; b) proof of enrollment in college, high school; c) evidence of a social security card; d) photo ID; and a copy of a resume if available. 

While applications continue to be received throughout the year for other programs and activities, youth are strongly encouraged to submit their applications for summer experiences by April 23.

For more information, contact the V.I. Department of Labor offices on St. Croix at 773-1994 ext. 2140 and St. Thomas at 776-3700 ext. 2080.

Please contact Kevin Dixon, territorial youth coordinator, by emailing kevin.dixon@dol.vi.gov for more information on the program.

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