It was reported earlier in the year that the Newark Economic development Corporation led by Kevin Seawright had partnered with different Newark organizations to help local youth find jobs for summer 2016.
The Summer Youth Employment Program will feature financial literacy lectures, empowerment lectures, on-the-job training and college readiness courses to prepare students for their future. The program further aims to offer student residents of Newark six weeks of paid summer work experience. This program will help boost college graduation rates in the Newark local community.
Application of this program is online something which Kevin Seawright feels has had a positive impact so far.
The goal of the 2016 program is to increase the employment opportunities for students by 17%. The 2015 program had approximately 3000 jobs. The 2016 program aims to grow that number to approximately 3500 jobs.
During the process, Seawright secured partnerships with Santander Bank and TD Bank to provide financial literacy to students. Mr. Seawright feels the move will help equip the students with the fundamental financial skills of opening and maintaining their checking and savings accounts.
All organizational participants of the Summer Youth Employment Program will be required to pay their student employees a minimum wage.
About Kevin Seawright
According to Crunchbase, Kevin Seawright serves as both the CFO and Vice President of Newark Economic development Corporation. He is a financial and administrative leader known for his vision and ability to achieve goals and pursue new opportunities. For over 13 years, he has used his professional expertise to help improve the financial capacity of people on the East Coast.
Kevin Seawright’s illustrious career has seen him show a unique blend of team spirit, business acumen, and goal efficiency. He has been involved in reformulating and innovating new business strategies that have led to the emergence of responsive financial and accounting methodologies.
These new methods have consistently proven to deliver results by aligning new technological developments with current organizational and economic goals.