Teens are preparing for employment through the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce’s TeenQuest Program, a pre-employability leadership training program. The third session for Genesee County high school students runs from January 13 through February 13, 2014. The program is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to prepare for a job, get a job and keep a job.

“Area teens are serious about preparing for employment,” said Rhetta Hunyady, Vice President of Education & Training for the Chamber, “and we’re seeing evidence of that at every site where we offer the TeenQuest program.”

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to apply to the 2014 SYI Job Fair, and have access to other employment opportunities throughout the year. More than 500 TeenQuest graduates secured summer jobs with area nonprofit agencies through the SYI Job Fair in 2013 and with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources teen summer employment initiative.

To qualify for the TeenQuest program teens must:

  • Attend high school in Genesee County (public, private, charter, alternative, home school);
  • Currently be 14-18 years old and in grades 9-12 (must meet both age and grade levels in the 2013-14 school year);
  • Be willing to commit to attend the program two hours per day after school, Monday-Thursday, over a five-week period;
  • Bring a positive attitude and a goal of successfully completing the TeenQuest Program.

Session Three will be offered Monday through Thursday at the following sites: Baker Career Academy from 4 to 6 p.m., Davison High School from 3 to 5 p.m., Grand Blanc High School from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Linden High School from 3 to 5 p.m. and Flint Northwestern High School from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

To complete an on-line application, visit www.flintandgenesee.org/learn/teenquest/apply-today/  For more information contact Paula Stainbrook at pstainbrook@flintandgenesee.org