With the end of another school year slowly approaching, many youths are beginning to look for summer jobs.

Students in Utah, Summit and Wasatch counties could have jobs waiting for them under the Summer Youth Development Program offered by the Mountainland Private Industry Council.The Federal Job Training Partnership Act allows eligible youths, 14 to 18 years old, to work at a variety of jobs ranging from $3.35 to $5 per hour over an eight-week period from June 12 to Aug. 4.

Youth Services Coordinator Daniel L. Bolz said funding is available this year for 490 jobs for youths in the three-county area served by the Mountainland Association of Governments. More than 730 work-site requests have been received. The program combines the efforts of the Private Industry Council, school districts, cities and counties.

Due to the 240 excess work-site requests received this year, jobs have been prioritized. High-priority jobs are those that fit into the youth's future employment plan.

Youths participating in the program will learn clerical, carpentry, electrical, maintenance, forestry or data entry computer skills. They will also learn valuable job-seeking and job-keeping skills.

Youths should contact the Career Guidance Center at 60 N. Third West, Provo, 377-7476, to see if they qualify. Residents of Summit and Wasatch counties can contact the Heber Job Service office at 90 North Valley Square, No. 4, in Heber City, phone 654-0360.