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Class to help teens with job search

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a résumé and interview class for teens April 7, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, California.

As part of Month of the Military Child, this class is organized to prepare teenagers as they begin job hunting for the summer.

“I kind of did that with my own kiddos,” said Najette Pinero, 60th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant at the A&FRC, who organized the course. “We just kind of want to reach everyone on the installation. … I’m super excited.”

The course, which takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Youth Center, is going to be a small group, in-person session. Attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 protocol and wear their masks, but otherwise, Pinero said the A&FRC is providing everything else teens will need for the class. She also said joining the class via Zoom is a possibility.

Activities include résumé preparation and personality assessments to see where the teens may potentially fit best in the workplace.

Tom Bradley, 60th FSS flight chief for the A&FRC, said the goal is to give teens a taste of the workforce, but also to engage them in longer-term life decisions.

“We’re getting them started thinking about what they’re going to do with their lives,” Bradley said. “This may push them more towards going to college if they see without a degree what those options are and see the different tracks they can take in their lives.”

Pinero said that’s part of the larger goal of the A&FRC.

“This is just one way that we want our team to help the base populace,” she said. “We want people to know that we care about everyone — not the Airmen, not the spouse, but everyone.”

For more information, contact Pinero at najette.pinero.1@us.af.mil.

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