Career Exploration Activities
Businesses and community organizations can provide career exploration activities to help youth get into career pathways. Here are some ways that you can assist as an employer and learn more about the benefits of hiring youth:
Internships are generally more short-term (6-8 weeks), and we provide a stipend for youth upon successful completion. Interns comply with worksite volunteering requirements. See more about work experience opportunities.
Name point persons who are willing to let youth shadow them during their normal work routine to get an idea of a day in the life of that job. Alternately, you can offer informational interviews.
Tours of Your Worksite
Provide company tours for groups of youth to teach them about your industry and your company.
Host a youth job fair at your location or join one of our job fairs, which are held at our facilities, coordinated with one or more employers, and open to the public. See the full range of services for businesses through our Business Services team.
Sit down with local businesses to discuss critical issues in the workforce, in your industry, in employment law, or other topics. Network with other businesses and create collaborative solutions to workforce challenges.
Conduct Mock Interviews and Resume Critiques for Youth
Help youth prepare their resumes with general feedback about content and formatting, as well as the skills employers are looking for in entry-level employees. Work with youth to prepare for interviews in the real world with simulated interviews. Some of the youth may be practicing these skills for the first time. We also partner with local school districts who conduct mock interviews and resume critique events. This is a great opportunity for human resources professionals, business owners, and hiring managers to teach young people what employers are looking for in the next generation of workers.
Tell Us Your Needs
What do you want to see from youth as an employer? Provide insight into industry trends and current needs.