Summer Job Connection

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Learning Today. Leading Tomorrow. We are making connections that matter!

Since the implementation of our inaugural year, we’ve experienced tremendous success. A total of 1,040 youth served, and partnered with 90 employers.

Mark your calendars for the launch of the SJC 2021 Program.  Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! 

Save the Date – 1.4.2021

Our Vision – The CareerSource Tampa Bay Summer Youth Employment Program, branded Summer Job Connection (SJC) provides a unique opportunity for career exploration to youth in Hillsborough County. Summer youth employment programs instill the young adults of tomorrow with critical essential skills that all employers need. The SJC program orientated youth to the world of work, and exposed them to new experiences, ideas and potential career paths for the future through hands-on, real-world work experience through paid work experience positions in demand occupations or targeted industries.

The program design was a vision created by CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) that was met with the full support of the Board of Directors and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, as well. The inaugural program year was 2019.

Unemployment rates for youth in the age range of 16 – 24 years old usually run upwards of 13-14%. Our Summer Job Connection program prepares Hillsborough County youth to be work ready by exposing to opportunities in targeted occupations, established a future talent pipeline and assisted with reducing the skills gap shortage. With a focused emphasis on CSTB’s core vision, Talent meets opportunity. Our SJC program is equipping the future talent pipeline for Hillsborough County employers.

Click the links below to apply.

Registration is now CLOSED for Summer Job Connection 2020 Employer Application Closed


Program Goals

  • – Introduce and prepare youth to the world of work
  • – Work Readiness/ Essential Skills Training
  • – Development of Resume
  • – Financial Literacy
  • – Explore career interests and acquire good work habits and skills
  • – Opportunity to earn incentive

Program Design/Structure

  • – 6 week Paid Work Experience – $11/hr.
  • – 4 week Paid Virtual Career Exploration
  • – 4 week Leadership/Community Project

SJC 2020 Recap

SJC 2020 Infographic provides you with a snapshot of program metrics of our youth participants, including enrollments, education level and funding.

The SJC 2020 Annual Report highlights this summer’s program success. Despite the midst of a national pandemic CSTB program pivoted to a new innovative design. Our Hillsborough County Youth and Employers helped make our program a success. This report provides you with a quick glimpse into our program and showcases the overall design, partners and youth testimonials.

2020 Program Newsletters

Please visit our youth and Employer  pages for more information.

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Summer Job Connection Media SJC 2019 End of The Year Program Reports


Please visit our Summer Job Connection social media pages to view more content.


Contact information: 

SMS  – Text “INFO” to (813) 412-8647

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