Posters and flyers are not enough. They are largely ignored by young people, and people in general. Classroom and vocational instructors can conduct lessons. Still, others need to be out in the community where the teens are and can feel they are important enough to warrant that more individualized attention.
When training teens to prepare to enter the workforce, it is critical that they receive training on advocating for themselves in the workplace, disclosing a disability (if applicable) and requesting accommodations if needed. These are critical skills to educate teens on to ensure they feel prepared and confident to enter the workforce.
Our high school already requires a semester-long careers class. Ensure that important information teens need about what jobs they can and cannot do, the hours they may work, pay requirements, workplace hazards they may encounter, and any other work-related concerns they may have is included as part of that curriculum.
Hello all. Since 2002, we've been online reaching about 1.5 million teens annually seeking jobs/work. Open to updating content and information on teens4hire.org with your help. Thanks.
I am the Structured Learning Experience/Work Based Learning Experience Coordinator for Brick Memorial High School, in Brick, N.J. I am the Coordinator for the internship program for individuals with Special Needs. Myself, along with two of our community partners created a paid internship program with federal /state money for our students to work at one of our most-valued worksites; Seeds of Service in Brick,... more »
California Career Zone is an amazing Recourse that all schools and transition programs can use to help get teens on the right track for he real world. The site also has one for every state if I am not mistaken
A focus purely on education blinds our students to a world of opportunity that is available to them. As an STEM Automotive Teacher I see so many talented students convinced... more »