We were pleased to bring the SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM back to the Flathead this summer! The Workforce Flathead (WFFH) Summer Jobs Program connects students ages 16-19 to meaningful summer work experiences, complemented by pre-employment essential skills training and summer-long mentorship. Students also have the opportunity to receive free college credit/s and a chance to build business relationships and job/school application references. The summer program helps students to broaden their understanding of the local business landscape, career options, and career pathways.
The Summer 2023 program already has had employers such as RightOnTrek, US Department of Agriculture-Youth Conservation Corps, Weyerhaeuser, Immanuel Lutheran Communities and more signed on to host students with jobs with more employers signing up by the day.
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. STUDENTS – SIGN UP HERE.
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. EMPLOYERS- SIGN UP HERE.
- 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.
- This is a paid summer work experience; wages set by employer.
- Students will attend a paid work skills training before the summer (successful completion of essential work skills training class- 2, 2 hour classes; students will receive a $50 gift card from the summer jobs program).
- Students will attend career-building mentoring sessions over the course of the summer jobs program.
- WFFH cannot guarantee internship or job placement, due to applicant availability or qualifications.
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 with their school career counselor & summer jobs program committee member.
For more details, please visit the following page: SUMMER JOBS PROGRAM.