GM Creates 110 Jobs For Detroit Area High Schoolers

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
gm creates 110 jobs for detroit area high schoolers

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.

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  • Jpolicke Jpolicke on May 21, 2013

    It's nice that GM is funding some local summer jobs, and it's good to see the retirees come out and get involved. . The kids might even learn something useful. But please don't call this an internship. Raking leaves and serving soup qualifies as a GM internship just like being a carnival barker is an internship for aspiring acrobats.

    • Summicron Summicron on May 21, 2013

      "Raking leaves and serving soup qualifies as a GM internship.." Considering the future of GM-America, maybe it does. GM-China, now....

  • Rday Rday on May 21, 2013

    Hmmm, must be a really slow news day in Detroit. Nothing about GM surprises me. This included. They still operate like they are the world's largest corporation and they always will. Nobody should take anything that GM does as 'serious'. Pure schlock and entertainment only. They [GM]put out more lies and propaganda than Josef Gobbels did. What else would you expect...after all this is GM!!

  • Mikey Mikey on May 21, 2013

    So GM offers 110 kids a job,and somehow thats a bad thing? @Rday Josef Gobbels you say? Does that qualify for the Godwin's law. Thats enough for me.

  • Wiggles Wiggles on May 21, 2013

    I thought Cadillac already had people working on the next generation Escalade?