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Summer jobs 253 and next move internship


In 2016, we started partnering with Tacoma Public Schools as part of their Summer Jobs 253 and Next Move programs. We took on our first high school intern in summer 2016, and we look forward to hiring another intern in the summer of 2017. We have also had Next Move students work at the shop as well.


Summer Jobs 253 offers incoming juniors and seniors from Tacoma Public Schools the opportunity to earn either high school credit for graduation or college credit while gaining meaningful work experience.  

Our partnership with Summer Jobs 253 provides Tacoma High School students with:

  • 96 hours of paid work experience

  • Up to two high school credits

  • An academic completion bonus

  • Basic work readiness

  • Resume/interview skills

  • Increased self confidence and personal growth

It provides us with:

  • A low-cost, low-risk summer workforce

  • An intelligent and motivated employee

  • Access to a diverse pool of talent

  • An opportunity to change lives

  • The ability to recruit future employees

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