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MCN Employment and Training accepting applications for summer youth

For Immediate Release
Dec. 11, 2019 
Media Contact: Darren DeLaune
O: (918) 732-7617
C: (918) 777-8457
ddelaune@mcn-nsn.gov

MCN Employment and Training accepting applications for summer youth

Summer youth work sites applications are also being accepted

OKMULGEE, Oklahoma — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training are taking applications for students ages 16-21.

The goal of the eight-week summer employment program is to provide on-the-job training, life skills and career guidance.

MCN Youth Coordinator for E&T Mia Hoskison said they had over 500 students who were in the program last summer.

“We served eight counties last year with our youth,” she said.

Hoskison said the youth worked at areas such as restaurants, area schools, as ranch hands and in the departments at MCN.

“It varies,” Hoskison said. “We tried to place them in fields that are in their interest for careers.”

Hoskison said the work sites were very receptive for the youth in the program.

“Overall, we had great mentorship from our work sites,” she said. “It seemed to run smoothly.”

Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter Executive Director, Brenda Brewer said that having the summer youth workers has been nothing but a blessing.

“I was very blessed with two wonderful workers,” she said. “Without them, we would not have the store organized and ran as smoothly as we did.”

Brewer said having the summer youth employees helped with their budget because MCN is paying the summer youth and not the worksites.

“I can’t afford to pay what we need here,” Brewer said. “It offsets our costs on wages and gives the summer youth the experience of working and if they would like to have a career in this type of work.”

Hoskison said they are expecting about the same numbers as last year for the summer youth program.

“If we can have more that would be great,” she said.

Applications can be done online for both summer youth workers and summer youth work sites.

To apply to be a summer youth worker, go to: http://bit.ly/MCNSY2020. Applications will be taken until March 31, 2020.

To apply to be a summer youth work site, email at: eta@mcn-nsn.gov or call: 918-732-7773. Applications will be taken until January 31, 2020.

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