Summer interns from across Grundy County gathered at a breakfast in their honor last week.
The breakfast was held by the Grundy Economic Development Council to formally recognize and congratulate the 43 students selected for the 2019 Grundy County Internship Program.
The 43 paid internships this year are with 16 different companies, offering a diverse set of opportunities for local students, said GEDC business director Nikki Wills.
Dr. Kenny Lee, superintendent of Minooka Community High School and Erin Murphy-Frobish, vice president of human resources at Morris Hospital, were in attendance and addressed the students.
Lee challenged students to take advantage of the opportunity, while Murphy-Frobish addressed the value to local businesses taking part in the program.
Also speaking at the breakfast was State Sen. Sue Rezin, who said the internships offer a chance to gain meaningful professional work experience and learn more about the many different employment options in Grundy County.
The program began in 2013 with just 12 internships and 3 companies.
Now, the program continues to become more competitive as over 125 students applied for the positions.