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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.