The Mesa County Workforce Center (MCWFC) has a variety of no-cost services to help you find success.
Find out what you would enjoy and be good at through assessments, virtual job shadows and research. Visit the Career Exploration section below for more information.
BUILD YOUR ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Employers and coworkers appreciate positivity in the workplace. Practice having a positive attitude when working in groups or doing difficult tasks.
Professionalism: Practice this skill by showing up on time, focusing on the task at hand, dressing appropriately, using appropriate language, and getting along with your peers.
Avoid these unprofessional behaviors: Cussing and using slang, being on your phone while working, clothing that contains offensive, degrading, illegal or vulgar language and pictures, clothing that does not appropriately cover your body or shows undergarments, inappropriate, non-work related conversations with co-workers (others can hear you).
Employers typically will give you a handbook or some document to refer to let you know their specific rules and expectations
BUILD YOUR RESUME AND REPUTATION
The choices you make now can have an impact on your future. Bad decisions can cause you to have a criminal record making it so employers will think it is a risk to hire you.
Things you post on social media can be searched and found by employers. Does what you're posting make you look like someone they want to hire?
Resume Builders: Be an active and engaged student! Get the best grades you can and be involved in groups and activities. This can be added as an “Accomplishments” section of your resume to impress employers. Volunteer to gain experience.
Volunteering is a GREAT way for students to prepare for the workforce. Employers are more likely to hire teens with work experience. Volunteering allows you to gain experience and references, who can tell future employers how you act in the workplace. Volunteering is more effective on a resume when it is frequent (more than just one time for a few hours).
How do I look for opportunities?
Search online “volunteer opportunities in Mesa County for teens”. Choose companies that are within your area of interest and give them a call!
Click the "Volunteer Opportunities" tab for a list of options.