JOB WELL DONE BY SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT STUDENTS AT TREASURY
A.S.G. Department of Treasury/Payroll Section manager Soli Ofoia congradulates two students who worked this summer in the Payroll section under the Dept. of Human Resources Workforce Investment Act 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).
Nive Aumua, left, will be a Senior at Tafuna High School this coming school year and James Lauama, right, will be entering his Senior year at Samoana High School. The two students were awarded with Certificates of Appreciation for a Job Well Done during a farewell luncheon that was held in their honor Thursday afternoon.
Both high school students thanked Manager Ofoia and the staff for the opportunity to work in the Payroll Office under the SYEP program. Manager Ofoia also thanked the students for doing a great job this summer and wished the best for both of them in their future endeavors.
The SYEP program allows many young people ages 14-21 to work during the summer. Its purpose is to provide academic occupational skills and work experience for students from low income families. According to the program, the youth participants work for four hours a day, 20 hours a week and are paid $5.00 per hour.
According to earlier reports, SYEP hired 300 local young people for their summer program this year, while last year’s SYEP had only 125 students on board.