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Grwo DetroitGrow Detroit’s Young Talent Interview Day.  Nearly 300 pre-selected youths who will have summer work experiences as part of Mayor Mike Duggan’s Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) program will have the opportunity to meet with 50 participating employers during an interview session at Cobo Center.

This is the first of three similar scheduled GDYT sessions; others will be held on May 24th and June 1st.

More than 11,000 youth, ages 14-24, filled out applications for 8,000 jobs expected to be available this summer.  In its augural year, GDYT employed newly 5,600 youth.

WHERE: Cobo Center (Michigan Room – Level One)

WHEN:8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7, 2016

WHO: Approximately 300 youth and 50 GDYT employer partners, including

  • Tech Town
  • Hamilton Anderson Associates
  • New Center Stamping
  • University of Michigan, Wayne State University, College for Creative Studies
  • St. John’s Hospital
  • Allen Law Group
  • Comcast
  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • Develop Detroit (Real estate & development)


NOTE:The youth for this event have been pre-selected out of the applications that have been received for the GDYT Program.  While the job application process has closed, employers are encouraged to commit to providing a summer work experience for at least one youth and can sign up at http://www.gdyt.org.  The cost of sponsoring one youth work experience is $1,700, half of which can be provided by GDYT if the employer cannot pay the full cost.


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