We were pleased to launch the inaugural summer of the Workforce Flathead (WFFH) Summer Jobs Program in 2022. The WFFH Summer Jobs Program is a joint venture of Discover Kalispell Chamber, Flathead Valley Community College, and America’s Jobs for America’s Youth (AJAY), in partnership with local school districts and employers. Stay tuned to this page for more information about the opening application date for 2023’s program.
The Summer 2022 program included Nomad GCS, US Forest Service, and Immanuel Lutheran Communities as employers. Student participants were involved in fabrication, culinary work, hospitality work, and park stewardship and forestry. The summer program included a series of weekly mentorship meetings and visits to fellow students’ employers/work sites which helped students to broaden their understanding of the local business landscape, career options, and career pathways.
Students: The WFFH Summer Jobs Program will help students ages 16-19 to develop work skills, explore career options, and to learn essential career skills through a structured student mentor group program over the course of sessions throughout the summer.
Employers: The WFFH Summer Jobs Program is an excellent opportunity for you to introduce your business and potential career paths to talented, motivated local high school students who are looking to their career and educational options while gaining valuable work experience. Students participating in the program will be completing additional career-enhancing skills modules, both online and in-person, through the program itself, helping to build the students’ knowledge about the many facets of the work world, including essential skills straining, accountability, and more.
- WFFH placements run from early June to mid-August.
- Participating employers agree to provide a paid position in a safe, productive work environment.
- Students will average at least 25 hours/week for a minimum of 150 hours. Some students will work full-time and some will work part-time, depending on the employer’s needs.
- Students will be paid above minimum wage.
- Students will attend a paid work skills training before the summer.
- Students will attend career-building sessions over the course of the summer jobs program.
- WFFH cannot guarantee internship or job placement, due to applicant availability or qualifications.
- Preference will be given toward Discover Kalispell Chamber business members/sponsors in the event of more business participants than students
Applying youth must
- Have a current photo ID and a Social Security number.
- Be 16-19 years old (for priority placement).
- Successfully pass a drug screening and background check, if required by their host employer.
- Have transportation to the job site.
To apply, students will
- Complete an online application.
- Submit a resume.
- Complete a WFFH interview.
For more details and an application link (when open for 2023), please visit the following page: WORKFORCE FLATHEAD SUMMER JOBS.