Hartford nonprofit Community Renewal Team (CRT) is asking manufacturers and other businesses in the city to hire some 200 students as part of its annual summer youth employment program.

CRT, in partnership with Hartford’s Capital Workforce Partners (CWP), a jobs-training organization serving the north-central Connecticut region, is asking employers of all sizes to participate in the five-week program connecting students ages 15 to 21 to paid jobs.

The program is aimed at developing student job readiness, leadership and decision-making skills.

According to CRT, students will work between 24 hours to 40 hours a week, or a maximum of 120 hours per participant during the five-week program running from July to August.

The nonprofit said it’s seeking employers from several in-demand industries including manufacturing, health care, construction, engineering, information technology and retail. It’s also asking nonprofit organizations and schools to participate.

While most of the program’s participants will return to school in the fall, many others will pursue a college education or enter the workforce, CRT said. Employers may decide to hire their youth workers after the program ends.

A job fair for participants enrolled in the program is scheduled for July 8 at CRT’s Hartford headquarters at 555 Windsor St.