Work Ready Bainbridge

Work Ready Bainbridge is an eight-week summer employment and workforce certification program connecting local youth employees (ages 16-24) with employers and the local business/nonprofit community on Bainbridge Island.

Program Goals:

  • Place curated selection of local youth into engaging local opportunities accompanied by a living wage for the summer.
  • Connect local businesses with motivated, driven local youth to develop mutually-beneficial professional relationships in our community.
  • Offer practical experience and education for young people wishing to understand what it means to successfully work in a business setting, and supplement with soft skill workshops on strategic thinking, workplace communication, professionalism, and financial literacy offering in partnership with the Rotary Club.
  • Certify program graduation with an official Work Ready certificate signed by BYS Exec Director, City Manager, and Bainbridge Rotary President.

Program Details:

  • 5 Work Ready Bainbridge slots available for employers
  • Employee Commitment: 20 hours/week for 8 weeks
  • Employer Commitment: Meaningful project/opportunity with $17/hr wage split with BYS
  • $500 Program Completion Scholarship — paid by BYS — boosts total employee compensation to equivalent of $20/hour


April 8: Potential employers must submit a draft job description for the position of hire

April/May: Application period open for participants

May: Candidate interviews

June: Final interviews/placements

WORK READY LAUNCH DAY: June 24th (or first official day of summer break)


To sign up to be one of the 2024 Work Ready employers, please complete the form below.

Work Ready - Employer Signup

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If you are a local 16-24 year old who would like to be one of the members of Work Ready Bainbridge’s 2024 cohort, please check back in early Spring for a sign-up form.