By GALEN HOLLEY
Young people in the Lake City have an opportunity this summer to learn about transportation-related jobs and to make some money in the process.
The Mississippi Department of Transportation and the City of Grenada are teaming up to provide jobs in transportation to folks ages 16-25 as part of Urban Youth Corps Program.
Grenada will be awarded $35,000 in Federal Highway Administration Funds to provide on-the-job training, work experience and lessons and basic life skills.
“We’re excited about this opportunity for our youth,” said Grenada District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert. “This experience will not only provide employment and training but also introduce youth to transportation-related work. The intent behind this program is to educate this younger generation about the transportation industry, MDOT and the careers available in the industry,” he said.