Morale, Welfare and Recreation program to prepare teens for employment

(Via Ho’okele News)

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child and Youth Programs will administrate a teen employment program this summer. The program is an opportunity for teens to learn and strengthen skills associated with entry-level work. They will have mentors and on-the-job training devoted to skills development.

Mandatory weekly training away from the worksite will incorporate an education and career development curriculum designed by the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the 4-H Program.

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The curriculum encourages teens to explore interest, develop skills, and to identify short and long-term career goals by linking school learning with work experience.

There will be two hiring events held in March. Dates have yet to be determined. Applicants who are selected will be indoctrinated on May 30 and will begin training on June 2. They will be eligible to work up to 12 weeks.

Facilities that teens will work at will vary and at the seventh week mark, teens will switch to a new facility. Work hours will depend on the facility to which they are assigned, and the managers will schedule staff according to the program needs.

The program is available to youth whose parent or guardian is active duty, Reservist, National Guard, Department of Defense or a retiree.

Currently, pre-employment training opportunities are being hosted by the Military Family Support Center at 530 Peltier Ave., building 1923. These workshops provide information to help teens interested in applying for a summer job.

The classes are geared toward application and resume writing, interview skills and dressing for success. The classes are available to youth ages 14-18 years old. All workshops will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.

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