DECATUR, GA–Young people who attended DeKalb Virtual Career Academy 2021 get a pay raise.
DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and the Council of Commissioners announced a salary increase from $ 9 to $ 10 an hour for interns and from $ 9 to $ 12 an hour for senior interns. Participants will receive the increase for their last two pay periods.
“In all respects, the 2021 DeKalb Virtual Career Academy class has exceeded all expectations in terms of focus, achievement and career preparation,” said CEO Thurmond. “They won not only a raise, but also our admiration and appreciation.”
Approximately 623 youth participated in the five-week program which ran from June 7 to July 9. This is the fifth year that the county has hosted the annual summer employment program, managed by WorkSource DeKalb.
DVCA is a unique collaborative partnership between DeKalb County Government, DeKalb County School District, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), WorkSource DeKalb, public / private partners and community resource agencies.
The main goal of DVCA is to bridge the achievement gaps, offer guidance and support to young people and their parents, and provide a positive alternative career experience during the summer months.
The academy has six virtual components in its creative design: academic enrichment, academic counseling and support, career preparation training, accreditation training, GED preparation, and motivation and empowerment training.
For more information on WorkSource DeKalb, including upcoming events, visit www.worksourcedekalb.org or call 404-687-3400.