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Teens in Lompoc learn what it takes to land a job

Teens in Lompoc learn what it takes to land a job
Posted at 5:11 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 21:31:06-05

Young adults in Lompoc are getting some tips on how to land a job.

This week the Lompoc Recreation Division is hosting a special workshop for those 15 to 19 years old about what it takes to get a job.

The teens learn how to create a resume and cover letter, how to fill out an application and what to wear.

This is the 16th year of the workshop. The goal is to teach them valuable information, typically not taught in school.

"It's really hard when they come in and they are not prepared. They don't even know what job they are applying for so we try to teach them to sell themselves when they go into a job interview," said Sue Slavens, City of Lompoc Recreation Supervisor.

The workshop will pick back up Thursday morning at 10. It'll run through noon at the Anderson Recreation Center.

They'll learn how to write checks, how to deposit money, and other life skills.

The cost is $15 per student.