Detroit area teens looking for a summer job can now get a paid internship with GM, and will recieve education, training and service projects to carry out over the summer. Sure beats my prior summer jobs as a carnival barker (I’m not kidding).
According to the Wall Street Journal
The students will develop and implement service projects in the Detroit area under the guidance of 60 GM retirees and other volunteer employees.
Potential service projects range from painting and cleanups at local parks, planting and tending a community garden, setting up food banks or meal programs. Students will also be taught such “life skills” career development, banking and finance, and health and safety.
Not to take away from what GM is doing (hey, maybe what’s good for GM is good for America after all) but I can’t help but think that this sort of program should be implemented in schools as well as by private corporations. A personal finance course on its own would be a tremendous benefit for young people.