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Summer Work Opportunities

Posted by titantv on May 30, 2014 at 1:20 PM

By Shelby Gordon 


The Student Services office at McDowell High has been really proactive this year in informing students about summer learning, volunteering, and working options. They frequently send out emails about different camps being offered at colleges, such as the Citadel, Wingate, Appalachian, and Stanford. Students have also been receiving emails about volunteer opportunities at the YMCA and Lake James. For students looking for jobs, information can be found in the Student Service office about lifeguard training, and students also received an email last week about summer jobs at National Parks.

Lifeguard training costs $175 and is taking place at Mountain Paradise Pool from May 26 to June 5, and that will include CPR, AED, and First Aid. After being certified, these people can apply for jobs at any of McDowell’s pools.

Since McDowell’s location is so close to the parkway and several of the National Parks found along it, it’s a very exciting opportunity for students to be able to work at these establishments. Mount Mitchell is currently taking applications for park and concession attendants, the only requirement being the person must be at least eighteen years of age. As a staff member, the worker will be provided with lodging for the Summer free of charge, as long as they are willing to work weekends.

If anyone is interested in working at one of the National Parks, go to http://www.ncparks.gov/Jobs/seasonal.php, and fill out an application. They are being accepted right now, and at several other places besides Mount Mitchell. Grandfather Mountain, Lake Norman, and Hanging Rock are a few other places that are hiring summer workers. There is an assortment of jobs out there for these other locations, so if anyone is wanting to get out of town and widen their horizons this summer, one of these jobs might be the ticket.

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