CPC's Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) takes on the Gig Economy with SAMASchool
In April, CPC’s Young Adult Internship Program (YAIP) continued their ongoing partnership with San Francisco-based nonprofit SAMASchool. Over the course of three sessions, SAMASchool Program Manager Therese Workman mentored a group of 32 YAIP-ers on how to take advantage of independent work while pursuing their education and career goals. From identifying various online and mobile marketplaces, to developing a professional online profile, participants were given a comprehensive overview of the gig economy. Participants were introduced to important work readiness skills such as customer engagement, time management, and networking. They were also given access to SAMASchool's web platform, which allowed them to create an online profile and begin searching for gig work.
"The SAMASchool experience was helpful because I was able to explore more job opportunities; Ms. Workman was also very supportive. The workshops taught me about the importance of being diligent and providing excellent customer service regardless of where I end up working." - Current YAIP Participant
Since 2017, SAMAschool has assisted dozens of YAIP participants navigate the burgeoning gig economy and on a pathway to independent work.