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As a public school education and employment service, WE CARE provides the opportunity for high school students and graduates to gain the skills necessary for successful involvement in employment and adult life.
The Students in the WE CARE program participate in the Youth Employment Skills (YES) class where they learn about resumes, applications, customer services, various jobs and life skills, as well as career exploration. The class also participates in field trips and invites guest speakers to talk about a variety of topics about vocational employment.
The Community Classroom takes place at the Antelope Valley Mall where the students have an unpaid work experience at various stores. They greet and interact with customers, stock inventory, learn about retail sales work and gain valuable experience. The students are provided job coaching, guidance and instruction by employers and WE CARE staff to maximize their experience.
If available, eligible students in the WE CARE program may have the opportunity to participate in a paid work experience. Students can work up to 15 hours a week at a business in the community, where they will clock in, keep track of work time sheet, are given added responsibilities and get paid for their work. Student workers may be given job coaching and support by both WE CARE staff and employers. Employment is not guaranteed before, during or after the work experience.