More About TeenQuest

Training

This five-week after school program is conducted as a sheltered workshop and designed to give students a basic understanding of skills that are required within the workforce. Leadership, as it relates to TeenQuest, is defined as a set of skills and the application and use of these skills at school, home and work.

Skills Learned

Training covers 12 core employment competencies that every employer looks for in an employee. Students must demonstrate the following skills:

  1. Interview
  2. Business etiquette
  3. Application/resumé preparation
  4. Communication
  5. Workplace ethics
  6. Character development
  7. Positive mental attitude
  8. Managing change
  9. Taking initiative
  10. Conflict resolution
  11. Teamwork
  12. Setting goals

Volunteering

Volunteerism is a significant part of the TeenQuest experience. Not only does it connect you with community members who need assistance, but it shows how the effort to lend a hand, gives back to the volunteer on numerous levels. Volunteering at the end of the TeenQuest program is a prerequisite for graduation.

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must dress appropriately for a job interview.
  • Students must demonstrate their job interview skills in a mock interview.
  • Students must demonstrate proficiency in TeenQuest Foundation Skills.
  • Students must develop personal goals, action plans and timing for applying TeenQuest skills at home, school and work.
  • Students must complete evaluation forms.
  • Students must attend TeenQuest Graduation Ceremony.

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