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Workplace mentors to help develop good Judgement trending idea

Will Rogers said "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." Based on the brain and emotional development of adolescents; they are likely to act on impulse without thinking of the consequences of behavior. This age group is also more likely than others to engage in risky behavior. It makes sense as an employer to pair a younger less experienced worker with workers with more experience... more »

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We should have pre employment training as well as continued supported employment training additionally. The pre-placement training can review things to assist with job placement and then another 20 hours can be utilized for on the job training. We also need to have a peer mentoring program with the employer and employee so that they can be matched up with a skilled worker to help them transition into the job duties smoothly.... more »

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HR Professional trending idea

Enlist the help and collect volunteers of local, regional and national human resources professionals to make presentations about topics such as: Howe to find and keep a job; how to present yourself when you interview; how to write a resume or fill out an application; Where your perfect job can be found; and so on. HR professionals are interested in doing this kind of group mentoring because they are always looking for... more »

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Job Fairs

Parents, teachers and mentors should encourage teens to attend job fairs that focus on potential careers (technology, healthcare, finance, etc.) that they are interested in pursuing. This is a helpful show-and-tell of what employers are looking for in potential job candidates. This helps the teens to see the "real world" of what certain careers demand and want in their successful job applicants. It helps to show what... more »

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FAQ for Teens

Having an online forum where teens can ask questions or get answers to their work related questions in plain-english would help them understand their rights and advocate for themselves. I have experienced first hand the difference in many work places for teens, especially those dealing with tips and tip-pools but the rules are constantly changing and find an answer can be difficult.

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Employee Work Place Safety Training and Compliance

I believe it is the employers responsibility to ensure a safe workplace. It is the employers responsibility to train employees and make them aware of work place hazards. It is employers responsibility to ensure workers are in compliance and following the safety procedures. It is employers responsibility to make sure teenage workers are properly Adult Supervised. It is also the employers responsibility to provide workers'... more »

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Safety Professional in the Classroom

Many safety professionals are authorized to teach OSHA 10&30 hour classes resulting in getting the OSHA cards for either class upon successful completion. We as safety professionals see the risks in the field of various industries. We would be a great asset to the classroom, CTE education, STEM schools, and even in communities where teens can meet at a town hall or similar to obtain these course hours to prepare for the... more »

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HSE Servant

In 2009, a 19-year-old teenage worker was injured as the edge of the electric drill wrapped around the glove that the worker was wearing, as he was wearing a wide glove suitable for hand-loading workers and not suitable for rotating machine workers. It is good for the worker to wear personal protective equipment, but the most important thing is to wear the appropriate equipment for each work

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Self Advocacy and Disability Disclosure

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.

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Federal Aviation Administration

This is for young adults who live in the USA. I recommend that each young adult, interested in Aviation, reach out to their closest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regional Office (FAA/RO), including FAA's Head Quarters Offices in Washington, DC (FAA/HQ), and inquiry about paid internships.

It is possible, actually in some FAA's ROs--including FAA HQ--is almost invariably, that almost every year, they hire Summer... more »

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U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) trending idea

I am the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Phoenix District Office. We have partnered with the U.S. DOL and would like to continue to partner. We are always looking for opportunities to reach teens about their workplace rights and responsibilities, in the classroom or other. We also routinely encourage employers to spend a few extra minutes with teens who are... more »

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Awareness needs to start in Middle School trending idea

Speaking from personal experience, most of what I learned as a young person was from on the job training not what was taught in school. In order to get a work permit, you had to go to the guidance office. The counselor didn't inform you as to what or how to be aware of in the workplace. Most employers that I worked for in the fast food industry were upfront about the limitations given my age as to what duties and tasks... more »

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Empowering means rights!

In our goal to transition our teen workers into the workforce- we should ensure that they are fully aware of their rights as employees . Only then can we call them empowered. Full employment classes that explain labor rights, safety rights and anti discrimination rights should be a regular "orientation" into the workforce.

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