Registration is open through March 29 for the Career Development Institute (CDI), a youth employment program. Its mission is to prepare young people between the ages of 15 and 18 for the world of work. This is done through classroom instruction during the spring and internships during the summer. The spring program consists of a 10-week program during which students attend classes at Montclair State University to prepare them to be competitive professionals in our economy. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours on a Friday night and include business education, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, résumé writing, dressing for success, business plan writing, and more.
Once students graduate from the spring program, they can interview for employment from a database of summer jobs solicited by the CDI team. If selected for employment, the interns will be paid minimum wage or higher, depending on the employer. If the employer is happy with the quality of the intern’s work, they may extend the job beyond the summer. More information may be found here.
The program begins April 5. MNDC is looking for participants in the Montclair public school system, those who reside in MNDC’s catchment areas of Verona, Belleville, and Bloomfield and those enrolled in their school’s free or reduced lunch program and/or HUD. However, everyone may apply.