PALMDALE – Youths ages 15 to 18 who are interested in developing the skills needed to successfully interview for a job are encouraged to register for the “Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy.”
Session One will be held Mondays and Wednesdays, from Feb. 23 through March 11; and Session Two will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, from March 24 through April 9.
Classes will be conducted from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38550 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required.
Interested students may apply online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/youth or by calling 661-267-5665, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
During the course of the program, Academy students will be taught how to dress and prepare for a job interview; they will meet employers from local businesses; and they will participate in role-playing and mock interviews. Participants must attend each session to graduate.
“Participation in a program like this really does speak volumes to potential employers about the motivation and commitment of any young person entering the job market,” said Palmdale’s Community Programs Supervisor Trish Jones.
The “Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy” was created in 2008 to assist youths in preparing for the competitive job market.
For more information on this program, contact Palmdale’s human resources department at 661-267-5170 or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/youth/job_academy_form.
[Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.]