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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Step Up To Work program for high school students still accepting applications for summer employment

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FORT MYERS, FL (Apr. 11, 2019) – The city’s Step Up To Work summer student aide program is accepting applications through April 18 from high school students living within the City of Fort Myers city limits. Participants in the program can work in different departments throughout city government to gain job experience and learn about municipal services. This summer’s six-week session will run from Thursday, June 13 through Wednesday, July 24.

Students are introduced to local government with an orientation session at the beginning of their employment, where students learn about the functions of the Mayor, City Manager, City Attorney and Human Resources Director. This tour includes stops at Fire Station 1, the Community Development Department, Fort Myers Skatium, City Clerk’s Office, IT Department, Financial Services Department, Police Department, Public Works Department (including Fleet Maintenance; Water, Sewer and Street Operations; City Nursery; City Water Plant; Recreation Division; Wastewater Treatment Plant; Utilities and Solid Waste Division; Utilities Accounting Division; and Administration and Engineering). There is also an education day, where representatives from area colleges and the military speak with students about future education opportunities.

“I would encourage any student who would like to gain work experience to apply,” said Saeed Kazemi, P.E., City Manager. “This program is valuable to both students and our employees, who get a chance to mentor participants and help students explore future career paths,” remarked Kazemi.

To fill out an application, please follow this link or contact Jennifer Ryan at 239-321-7066 or

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