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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Do you own a business or work for one that is interested in supporting high schoolers to become job ready? Consider participating in the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s new pilot On the Job Training program, in partnership with the Edmonds School District’s Career Connected Learning Program.
This program will provide workforce development and on-the-job training program for seniors this fall. Eligible students could also receive a scholarship upon successful program completion.
Students will be placed with employers for a paid internship to help students build basic job skills and demonstrate soft skills such as attendance and punctuality.
Interested in becoming a job site host? Contact Deborah Brandi, executive director, at deb@foundationesd.org or 425-431-7260.
The school district should implement credit for holding a job starting in sophomore year. Never too young to start learning how the American economy is supposed to work, the value of work, the value of money, the issues of taxation and developing a solid work ethic. Boomers and previous generations all worked as kids but it seems no longer fashionable. Nothing grinds my gears like seeing adults flipping burgers and serving soft drinks when those are the perfect jobs for teens. Used to be that way, what happened ? You know what happened, now it is time to fix it.
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