St. Lucie County Launches New Mobile App
Post Date: 2/22//2017
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners has made it easier for residents to connect with county departments by creating the My St. Lucie mobile app – now available for free download through the Google Play and Apple stores.
The My St. Lucie app allows residents to easily submit requests for services; ask questions or request public records. Directly through the app, residents can take a photograph of a problem area such as a pothole or flooded street and send that image and location to St. Lucie County to be properly routed to the correct department for processing. After submitting requests, residents can use the mobile app to track the status of their request.
The My St. Lucie app also provides access to St. Lucie County’s social media posts and provides useful information about county events and programs.
For those that may not have a smart phone or don’t feel comfortable downloading the app, a web-based version of the mobile app is available to allow residents to submit requests through the county’s website.
St. Lucie County Partners with CareerSource to Fund Summer of Success Youth Internship Program for Second Year
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners is once again happy to partner with CareerSource Research Coast to help fund the Summer of Success Youth Internship Program. The Summer of Success program is a six-week internship program, where participants gain valuable, paid work experience in various sectors.
Through St. Lucie County’s Community Services Department, the Board of County Commissioners has contributed direct funds to help CareerSource implement this paid summer internship to roughly 130 participants within the county. In addition to funding assistance from the Board of County Commissioners, St. Lucie County’s Human Resources Department facilitates the program by hosting participants in various departments such as Parks, Recreation and Facilities, Information Technology, Libraries and Environmental Resources.
“This is a great opportunity for students to gain real-world, on-the-job training, as well as the ability for local businesses to access an eager workforce that is willing to learn and experience all that their company has to offer,” said St. Lucie County Administrator Howard Tipton.
Selected participants are required to attend an initial Youth Employment Success Solutions (YESS) program. Upon successful completion of the YESS program, participants will complete the internship portion of the program from June 26 – Aug. 4, interning up to 32 hours per week.
Participants are selected through a competitive application process. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 21. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 – 21 and a resident of St. Lucie County. Applications and details can be found online at http://careersourcerc.com/sos-2017-youth-internship-program.