BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - 58 teens from local high schools began their PG&E Summer Jobs Program today.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County provided job readiness training to over 300 teens from local high schools during the school year.
Over 140 teens graduated from the "Career Launch" Program and had the opportunity to apply and interview for one of the paid summer intern jobs. The 58 PG&E Summer Jobs Program Teens started their internships on June 17, and will conclude on July 26.
Many companies and non-profits stepped up to offer the intern positions for the selected Boys & Girls Club teens.
Each of the young people will work 20 hours a week at their summer job and report back to the local Boys & Girls Club every Friday for professional development.
The group has teens placed with the following companies:
Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Best Party Rentals, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County, Buckley Broadcasting, Camping World, CVS, Food Bank-CAPK, Friendship House, Head Start-CAPK, Hearts Connection, House of Flowers, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Kern County Builders Exchange, Law Offices of Stephen P. Wainer, Nissan of Bakersfield, PG&E, Priority Automotive, Society for Crippled Children, Stay Focused, Stop The Violence, Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez, Bakersfield City Councilmember Russell Johnson, TERRIO Physical Therapy & Fitness, Inc., Too Fat Sandwiches, Walter Mortensen Insurance/INSURICA, and Xscape Salon & TKA Properties, LLC.