Los Gatos Auto Service , Inc. Goals for the Day. “Define” Internships and discuss challenges and benefits Explain TeenForce model and how it serves as a “connector and facilitator” Inspire you to offer internship experiences to CTE students and graduates. Defining Internships .
TeenForce is a self-sustaining non-profit organization that helps teens (ages 13 – 20) gain work experience. We provide work readiness training, skills development and job placement services. Our staffing agency model makes it convenient and cost-effective for employers to hire teens and generates revenue to support our activities.
Teens in our program gain confidence and skills, while improving adult/teen relationships. Teens become healthy, caring and responsible young adults who have important roles in the community.
Trends in the employment ratios of Teens (16-19) in the U.S. (in %)
If ratio was 51.4% in 2010, then 3.9 million additional teens would be working this year.
Andrew Sum; Northeastern University
More than 50% of youth have fewer than 20 of the 40 assets important for youth to thrive.
A positive job experience can help add 8+ assets.
$73 Billion in annual revenue
2.8 million employees daily
95% of U.S. businesses use staffing companies
Alternative Staffing Organization
50+ operated in U.S
Serving people with employment barriers
DePaul Industries - $21M revenue
Goodwill - $20M in revenue
Local Focus, National Potential
Like the YMCA or the Scouts
Scalable and Replicable
Everyone to hire just one Teen
Los Gatos Auto Service, Inc.
As a college student with very little work experience, I found it difficult to find a job or internship that would help me develop my interests and provide important learning experiences that I could use in the work place. While I had worked for my neighbors and had done several short manual labor jobs, I have never really had a job that has challenged me and helped me grow as an employee.
TeenForce connected me with an amazing internship that has given me insight into potential career paths and given me vital skills and experience that I can use to further my future career. Although I applied to dozens of companies as a potential intern, it was very difficult to find available positions on my own. Having TeenForce's help in my job search has allowed me to find work in an amazing company and has given me a truly wonderful working experience that I would not have otherwise been able to have.
-- Deanna: 1st year college student - Occidental
Los Gatos, CA 95030