Jul. 6, 2011 (PR Newswire) --
MILWAUKEE, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty Milwaukee teens will have summer jobs and gain valuable skills with the kick off of Johnson Controls' (NYSE: JCI) sixth annual Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) summer youth jobs program. Since Johnson Controls launched the CLC in Milwaukee in 2006, more than 350 students have participated in the program, which provides meaningful, paid employment focused on environmental stewardship, leadership and teamwork skills. Other partners in the CLC include the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) and the Milwaukee County Parks System.
"Johnson Controls is proud to support the Conservation Leadership Corps program, because it reflects our interest in sustainability and the local community. The program has made a positive impact on the development of local teens and our award-winning parks system," said Jennifer Mattes, director, Global Public Affairs, Johnson Controls. "We look forward to another successful summer with young people gaining valuable work experience through hands-on conservation projects throughout Milwaukee."
The six-week program begins with a week of job-readiness and financial literacy training. Following the orientation program, crews of six to 12 students led by SCA crew leaders will participate in a variety of conservation projects in Milwaukee County parks, including:
- Adopt-a-beach – Crews will pick up trash at Milwaukee-area beaches and conduct water quality testing and analysis.
- Chiwaukee Prairie restoration – Participants will develop and maintain trails, remove invasive species and plant native plants.