Cocoa Works Summer Employment Program

Juniors and Seniors from local high schools had the opportunity to work with their local government

Twenty-one local juniors and seniors were employed this summer thanks to the efforts of the City of Cocoa’s Cocoa Works program and CareerSource Brevard.
The Summer Youth Employment Program, a five week long internship program with the City of Cocoa,  gave its participants a competitive edge by providing the skills and experience necessary to start a successful career. The program also included a week long course of skills training including mock interviews. 

The program offered employment opportunities in positions such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Utilities, and Maintenance.  

Throughout the internship, CareerSource Brevard made frequent site visits to students, provided feedback and answered questions, creating a positive and supportive work environment for the students. "These 21 students should be commended for taking an initiative in applying for this program,” CareerSource’s Jana Bauer said. “They took advantage of an opportunity to learn new skills, build working relationships, and take on responsibilities, and that's what will give them a competitive advantage in the workforce.”

Students who completed the full five weeks were invited along with their families to attend a graduation ceremony at Cocoa City Hall. 

-Special guest writer and Cocoa Works graduate, Julisa Doyle 
Cocoa Works