Preparing Students For Success In Today’s Workplace
Project Life is a youth employment program whose mission is to prepare young people between the ages of 14 and 18 for the world of work. This is done through classroom instruction during the winter and spring and internships during the summer. The winter/spring program consists of a 10-week program during which students attend classes at Montclair State University to prepare them to be competitive professionals in our economy. Classes meet once a week for 2 hours on a Friday night and include business education, entrepreneurial skills, financial literacy, résumé writing, dressing for success, business plan writing, and more.
At the end of the program students will be more knowledgeable about the job market and work force; have a better understanding of organizational team work; and be better prepared to present themselves to prospective employers. They will also be able to write a professional résumé and complete work applications.
Once students graduate from the winter/spring program, they will be able to interview for employment from a database of summer jobs solicited by the Project Life team. If selected for employment, the interns will be paid minimum wage or higher, depending on the employer. Depending on the employer and the quality of work performed by the intern, the job may be extended beyond the summer.
Most of the 14 and 15-year-olds will be able to work in the Project Life Entrepreneurial program running a business during the summer. Past participants ran the concession stand during Project Oasis, a 6-week summer program. This enabled them to learn how to start the business; shop and market the product; profit and mark-up; and how to dismantle the business. After all expenses are paid, the team shares in the profit.
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