Internship program helps human services workforce
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ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Human services workers will see the demand for their skills rise in the coming years, and Oneida County is working to make sure young professionals know what opportunities it has to offer.
Interns working at the Kelberman Center's Awesome Summer Days Camp are part of the county's College Student Corps. It's the 15th season for the program, which offers internships for Oneida County-based students.
County Executive Anthony Picente recognized Upstate Cerebral Palsy on Wednesday for the work it's done with students interested in human services. He says it's important to show talented young people all the opportunities the county has to offer.
"It is the retention factor. It is about having people, young people, complete their education and begin their career here in Oneida County with great employers,” said Picente.
The county partnered with 51 businesses this year to provide internships for 134 college students.