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What is the community investment program??

We have implemented a community investment program called "Training and Trades".   The goal of this program is to invest in the community by teaching our scholars financial literacy, hiring processes,and employability skills; hire scholars for paid interships; recruit businesses to hire scholars full-time; conduct signing days for scholars who are hired full-time.  This is all possible because of a grant that we receive from United Way of Lake/Sumter counties.  

The first year of our program five students were trained, hired and transported to businesses in Lake and Sumter counties.  We partnered with Galaxy Home Solutions, Carpet Depot, Cutt'n Up and Life Style Solutions to train and hire scholars of Sumter PREP Academy to work for their businesses.  Career Source will also offer paid summer interships to students who work for the companies in the summer.  

During our second year our enrollment increased to ten scholars.  We partnered with Galaxy Home Solutions, Life Style Solutions, Electric Supply, Wildwood Youth Center and City of Bushnell. We will also will have our first "Signing Day" on July 25, 2019.  Electric Supply will be hiring a scholar full time and enrolling the scholar in their electrician program!


Financial Literacy - Training and Trades Program Training and Trades Breakfast