Starting a job is exciting for students!
This webpage offers some helpful information for students as they begin working part-time while in school or in the summer. Information is provided covering the following topics:
|STATE OF CALIFORNIA WORK PERMITS - REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS UNDER 18|
Sooner or later, everyone will seek employment. Over one-fourth of all high school students are already working at part-time jobs. About three-fourths of college students work during vacations and/or part-time while on campus. Almost all financial aid packages for college students expect the recipients to work for part of their total expenses. And, of course, some students choose to go to work full-time after graduating from high school.
The following brief description of the labor market is offered as it may be of help for career planning and when seeking one’s first job.
Record your high school activities, awards, volunteer experience, etc. Rearrange your information into multiple printable versions of a resume that you can use to present to potential employers or colleges in the future. Once on Naviance Student, follow these steps:
|SAMPLE RESUME FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT|
1030 North Hampton St. (address is optional)
Houston, TX 12345
To obtain a job in the field of education with an emphasis on child development and child psychology. To support teachers, and student diversity.
Lexington Childcare Center, Director
August 2018 - present
Jack and Jill Nursery
Benedict College, Columbia, SC - BA in Education
Del Mar High School, San Jose, CA - Diploma
Available on request
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|HELPFUL RESOURCES - EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING & TAKING A "GAP YEAR"|
Frequently companies will train on the job and may require only a high school diploma. Check with individual companies. Apprenticeship programs are offered by trade unions such as the pipefitters, sheet metal and stonemasons unions. For more information on On-the-Job Training, visit www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/TrainAndRetain/FundingEmployeeTraining/on-the-job-training.aspx.
US Job Corps:
Offers programs that provide educational and vocational training. There are seven training centers in California, including one in San Jose and one at Treasure Island. There are also centers in Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. For general information, go to www.jobcorps.gov.
CET (Center for Employment Training):
The Center for Employment Training/Immigration and Citizenship Program offers job training and placement. For more information, visit www.cet-icp.org/#top, or call 1-408-534-5451.
ROCP (Regional Occupational Centers and Programs):
ROCP’s structure is set out to address high levels of unemployment and workforce needs in California. Through statewide programming high school students (16 and older) and adults with entry-level career and technical training. For more information on ROCP’s structure, please visit www.csba.org/en/GovernanceAndPolicyResources/ResearchAndPolicyBriefs/StudentAchievement.
Americorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps):
This is a ten-month program that offers young people the opportunity to gain experience in a number of areas while helping the environment and/or other people. While in service, you may earn a living stipend, health insurance, and an education award of up to $5,775. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps, or call 1-800-942-2677.
California Conservation Corps (CCC):
CCC hires young men and women, 18 to 23, to work for one year on variety or environmental and community projects and to respond to such emergencies as forest fires and floods. California residents not on probation or parole are eligible to participate. For more information, go to www.ccc.ca.gov
GAP-Year (“year-off”) programs:
A gap program is an option that some students take when they are unsure of what to do after high school. During a GAP program, students may learn a new language, volunteer in another country, earn college credit while studying abroad, and more. There are hundreds of gap year programs out there. To learn more, visit www.teenlife.com/category/gap-year/.