City adds internship programWORTHINGTON — A city internship program was approved by the Worthington City Council Monday evening during its regular meeting.
WORTHINGTON — A city internship program was approved by the Worthington City Council Monday evening during its regular meeting.
The focus of the internship is on learning and assisting Memorial Auditorium’s technical director, Jacob Forstein, in production as well as administration areas.
“I’m kind of looking at this as a great opportunity for an educational purpose,” Forstein said.
The internship program is scheduled to run from July 12 to Dec. 31 of this year.
Alderman Mike Woll expressed his concern about the training time necessary.
“Doing day-to-day work on theatre electrical stuff is very much doing work as you go and explaining what you’re doing,” Forstein explained.
Also approved by council was a work study agreement between the city and Minnesota West Community and Technical College. The agreement involves a program that would enable two Minnesota West law enforcement students to work as community service officers.
“They are employees of the college,” Director of Public Safety Director Mike Cumiskey said in response to Mayor Alan Oberloh’s concern regarding the city’s liability.
In other news, the council:
* Approved the third and final reading of a proposed ordinance that will allow Worthington Country Club to rezone 3.18 acres of the property from “S” (natural features) to “R-4” (medium density residential).
* Approved a request for a closed meeting to discuss labor negotiations strategy. The meeting will be at 7 a.m. July 22.