Press Release: Student Work Study Program

IMG_0973PRESS RELEASE

PATRICK B. COLE CITY HALL IMPLEMENTS STUDENT WORK STUDY PROGRAM

Today the City of Fairbanks began a student work study program to allow students from high school to work with various City departments. The first student selected for this program is Jada Anderson of West Valley High School.

Mayor Eberhart stated, “I am excited that the work study program is being started. This will, I am hopeful, give high school students valuable work experience. This opportunity will also give students insight into how government operates. We are looking into expanding the program and affording the opportunity to as many high school students as possible. We hope this experience will help them find work in Fairbanks or interest them in government.”

Jada Anderson is a high school senior who is interested in public relations. With the help of Wendi Graham, a Technical Writing Teacher at West Valley, and Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO at Patrick B. Cole City Hall, Jada was selected for the program and started in her Student Work program today learning public relations skills in the Mayor’s Office.

“I am excited for what this opportunity has to offer me and what doors it will open for me in the future, Jada stated. Jada’s first assignment was to draft a Press Release about the student work study program.

Contact: Amber Courtney, Communications Director/PIO abcourtney@ci.fairbanks.ak.us, 907.590.0910