Economy
5:42 pm
Sat March 29, 2014

Program helping Genesee County teens get workplace skills

Hundreds of Genesee County teenagers just completed a program that may help them land a summer job.

Teen Quest gives 14 to 19 year olds a chance to learn a variety of skills, from how to apply for a job to how to behave in the workplace.

Rhetta Hunyady is the Vice President of Education and Training for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.   She says it’s very important for young people to learn workplace skills.

“Teens who generally don’t have any work experience, while they’re a teen, really don’t fare well later in life,” says Hunyady.

The teens will soon get a chance to put their new skills to use.

Next month, dozens of businesses and non-profits will take part in a job fair aimed at hiring teens for summer jobs in Genesee County.

Over the last 10 years, about seven thousand Genesee County teens have passed through the Teen-Quest program.