Metro Board Chair and Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Hilda L. Solis and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) CEO Stephanie N. Wiggins will host a live, virtual youth workshop from 5-6 p.m. on October 27 for L.A. County youth and community college students to gain insight on career pathways, internships and opportunities to help guide Metro’s efforts to improve transit through its upcoming Youth Council.
The virtual workshop, called “Youth Opportunities and Career Pathways at Metro,” is part of the “Building BETTER Infrastructure” series. Solis and Wiggins will be joined by Metro staff who will provide insight into transit opportunities along with career advice, ranging from how to create an effective resume to speaking and presentation skills in the age of Zoom.
Meeting details are as follows:
Virtual Youth Opportunities and Career Pathways at Metro
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 5-7 p.m.
Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3E4VtE1
Webinar ID: 835 5714 8102
ADA Language Accommodation: Those requiring an interpreter or other accommodations should contact Metro at least 72 hours prior to the telephone town hall meeting at 323-466-3876 or California Relay Service at 711.
Metro has made it a priority to engage Los Angeles County youths to ensure that they inherit and use a public transit system that works for them. To that end, the agency is creating its first-ever Youth Council to ensure young people are engaged in Metro’s plans, projects, programs and initiatives and to build lifelong riders of its transit system. The council is designed to provide insight into the concerns and hopes of young people and riders, solicit their ideas and perspectives and to provide space for youth leaders to share their voices in transportation decision-making within their communities.
Los Angeles County youths between the ages of 14 and 17 years old will be able to participate on the council, which is expected to begin work in 2022.
For more information about Metro’s Youth Council, including upcoming informational sessions on how to participate, please visit https://lbt-preprod.la-metro-web.net/about/youth-council/.
Editor’s Note: Metro Operators are crucial to keeping LA moving. Metro is currently hiring more than 500 bus operators and is offering a $1,000 bonus for coming aboard. This is a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $17.75 for part-time bus operators and benefits include health insurance, tuition reimbursements, paid training, retirement plan options and part-time flexible hours. Please encourage friends, family and community members to become a part of the Metro team that provides excellence in service and support and keeps our region moving. Apply at metro.net/driveLA.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is currently providing lifeline service for essential trips and frontline workers. Metro continues building the most ambitious transportation infrastructure program in the United States and is working to greatly improve mobility through itsVision 2028 Plan.
Metro has proudly pledged to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Health and Safety Commitment Program to help ensure the safe return of transit riders as the U.S. recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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