Mayor Mike Duggan was joined today by employers, funding partners, and others to announce the launch of this year’s summer jobs program for 8,048 Detroit youth ages 14-24. The Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program is in its seventh year and has now surpassed the milestone of over 50,000 summer job experiences created for Detroit youth.
Joining the Mayor were GDYT youth who will be working this summer with Ford and RAM Construction, helping Ford renovate the historic Michigan Central Station building and surrounding area into a vibrant, inclusive and walkable mobility innovation district.
“This is a day I look forward to every year, but this year is particularly special,” said Mayor Duggan. “This year, we are creating our 50,000th GDYT summer work experience.”
The 2021 program will feature a blend of in-person and virtual work experiences, including an expanded skilled trades track that provides opportunities to work with RAM Construction at a range of locations around the city, including the renovation of the Michigan Central Station.
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