April 22, 2021
Created for youth ages 16-19 who are ready to enter the workforce but don’t have the skills yet, our Youth Job Training program equips participants with soft skills and life skills necessary for success, both in the workplace and the community. Our vision is centered around character formation because of how essential it is for community impact. This program runs during both the school year and the summer and consists of three phases, beginning with job training and culminating with job placement:
Phase 1: Training
Two weeks of classroom instruction, Monday through Thursday, including workplace site visits on Fridays with a meal provided. Each class combines soft skills, resume building, and group discussion and exercises designed to challenge core beliefs, spur reflection and create unity among the class.
Phase 2: Experience
After the classes, students will be placed at partnering job sites to work up to 60 hours of paid subsidized employment. Work at these job sites will be paid for by Mission Waco. Students will likely work 15-20 hours per week, depending on their availability and operating hours at each partnering job site.
Phase 3: Placement
When students complete their temporary employment, they will continue to meet at scheduled times with the Youth Job Training staff to stay accountable for finding permanent employment. Once permanent employment is obtained, students will meet with Youth Job Training staff as needed to check in and discuss relevant issues faced at the youth’s job, school and home life.
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If you have a teenager who is interested in gaining experience in the workforce, email Sam Doyle ([email protected]).
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