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Cocoa Works Summer Youth Employment Program Application

  1. Before applying, please make sure you will be able to fully participate. This program is time intensive and should be carefully considered by highly committed students. If you are planning to take a vacation or go to school during the program, then this is not the program for you. All candidates will be drug tested and background checked.
  2. Please note the Commitment and School Certification Form below must be downloaded, completely filled out, signed and then uploaded to this application. Application is not complete without this form completed in full. This application cannot be saved once started, so have this form complete before filling out the application below.
  3. To be Eligible, Applicants Must:
    1. Be a resident of Cocoa (proof of residency required).
    2. Be a current Junior or Senior (planning to graduate in May 2023), with good academic standing.
    3. Minimum age is 16 years old. Some positions have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old.
    4. Make a commitment to full participation in the Cocoa Works Program.
    5. Have a desire to develop and utilize financial, work readiness and work experience skills.
    6. Be able to provide or arrange their own transportation for all program components.
  4. Successful Completion of the Program Includes Approximately:
    1. 25 hours of Work Readiness Training
    2. 125 hours of paid work experience
  5. Instructions:
    1. Please complete each section in full.
    2. Type or print legibly in black ink.
    3. Include necessary signatures.
    4. Complete applications must be received no later than April 28, 2023 (please keep a copy of your application).
  6. Selection Process:
    1. A CareerSource Brevard rating committee will review all applications and select candidates. Selected Cocoa Works participants will be notified week of May 22, 2023. 
    2. This is a needs-based program. Selection criteria will be based on the financial need of the applicants. Additional documentation may be requested.
  7. 2023 Program Dates:
    • May 9-11, 2023 – Program & NextGen Pre-Screening Interviews; 
    • May 31- June 1, 2023 - Foundations Training Week (1:30-5p) at CareerSource Brevard (Rockledge); 
    • June 5-8, 2023 – Match up week (Students will be notified about their internship placement); 
    • June 9, 2023 – New Hire Orientation at Cocoa City Hall;
    • June 12-July 14, 2023 - Paid Work Experience, 25 hours per week at $11/hour; 
    • July 25, 2023 - Graduation at the Cocoa City Council Meeting
  8. Commitment and School Certification
    Please download and complete the Commitment and School Certification form in the link provided below. You can either upload the form to this application below or you can work with CareerSource to provide the form at a later date.
  9. This form must be completely filled out, signed and uploaded to this application. Application is not complete without this form completed.
  10. Personal Information
  11. School Information
  12. Questions
    Please answer each question in full. Answers should be typed and at least a paragraph long. Incomplete or illegible answers will not be considered.
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