PALMDALE – The city of Palmdale is accepting registration for its next session of the “Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy.”
The Academy is free and open to youths ages 15 through 18. There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Interested students may apply online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/youth. Registration closes Jan. 24.
Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 4 through 20, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38550 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
Created in 2008 to assist youth in preparing for the competitive job market, the Youth Job Academy is designed to assist students in seeking employment, apply and interviewing for jobs, as well as developing strong work skills to ultimately keep the job.
During the course of the program, Academy students will be taught how to dress and prepare for a job interview. Students will also meet employers from local businesses and role-play in mock interviews. Participants must attend each session to graduate.
“Young people are entering a very competitive market and taking this extra step to prepare themselves should speak volumes about their motivation,” said Palmdale Executive Assistant Terrie Zayas, the class facilitator.
For more information, call 661-267-5400.
[Information via news release from the city of Palmdale.]