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Work-Ready Session One

The Work-Ready Program focuses on 15 competencies that Sonoma County Employers identified as being needed for success on the job. Successful participants will earn a basic food handlers certificate, certificate and a completion award in the form of a $200 paycheck.

Join us for a 12 session program designed to prepare teens to get and keep a job! We will use Chop's Cafe to teach business skills such as marketing, profit margins, inventory, customer service, cash handling, food safety and sanitation. You will:

  • Gain valuable work experience by working in Chop’s Café
  • Learn the financial aspects of earning a paycheck
  • Create a resume and cover letter to successfully present yourself on paper
  • Learn how to conduct yourself in an interview
  • Participate in mock-interviews with local employers

*Open to students in grades 10-12

June 4: Intro to Work Experience
June 6: Basic Food Handlers  Certificate
June 11: Café Business
June 13: Customer Service & Marketing
June 18: Resumes
June 20: Job Interview Etiquette
June 25: Workers Rights
June 27: Mock Interviews
July 2: Cover Letters
July 9: Business Interviews
July 11: Paychecks & Finance
July 16: Career Exploration

Earlier Event: July 9
Open Gym
Later Event: July 9
Mindful Monday with Sarah