Summer Jobs Program
Jobs Program 2018
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County provided workforce skills to over 200 local teens as part of the 2018 Summer Jobs Program through a grant from Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) during the school year. The teens learned everything from how to build resumes and interviewing techniques to setting goals and improving communication skills. At the conclusion of the workforce skills component, the teens had the opportunity to apply for a paid summer intern job with a local employer.
The 39 selected teens/interns were assigned to variety of local employers for their paid six-week summer internship. Each of the entry-level teens worked 20 hours per week at their worksite and participated in professional development activities each week. Those activities included STEM and career engagement activities at the AERA Education Center, CPR/First Aid/AED training, personality types with Robin Paggi of Worklogic HR and college/careers with Kat Clowes of March Consulting along with a tour of the PG&E Energy Education Center at Diablo Canyon in San Luis Obispo
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County is very grateful for the ongoing community support for this program. One of the longest participating companies is Walter Mortensen Insurance who has hosted an intern each summer for the last five years. “At Walter Mortensen Insurance, we want to be involved in the community and help our upcoming generation to become successful,” Pam Binns, Operations & Commercial Manager for Walter Mortensen Insurance. The Bakersfield Museum of Art (BMOA) decided to be a mentor site to expose a teen to a new environment and for them to get a sense of the workplaces in their community. This is the second year that BMOA has been an intern site.
Thank you to the 2018 Participating Employers:
Account Resolution Group, LLC
Associated Builders & Contractors
Bakersfield Association of REALTORS
Bakersfield Museum of Art
Better Business Bureau
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County
Buena Vista Museum
Clarity Home Loans
Dignity Health Mercy Hospitals
DLB Fire Protection
Kern County Builders’ Exchange
Kern County Library (Beale Memorial Library)
Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Kwik Signs, Inc.
Oasis Air Conditioning
Office of Assemblymember Vince Fong
Office of State Senator Andy Vidak
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Paradise Balloon Designs
Walter Mortensen Insurance INSURICA
Or call 661-325-3730 ext. 222
TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE EXPLORE A VARIETY OF CAREERS MAKE SOUND EDUATIONAL DECISIONS AND PREPARE TO ENTER THE WORK FORCE.