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This Week's "Hot Jobs" in Frederick (A weekly list of job openings with local employers)
Youth Employment Opportunities in Frederick (A list of local employers that hire young adults)
Jobs in (& around) Frederick (Updated throughout the day)
Maryland Workforce Exchange (Database of job openings by County in the state of Maryland)
Idealist.org (Non-profit job listings and internship opportunities)
Jobfetch.com (Jobs in Maryland, DC, Pennsylvania and Virginia)
Myfirstpaycheck.com (Employment help and jobs for teens)
SnagaJob.com (Hourly jobs, including many entry-level positions)
Getting Prepared for a Job:
Ask the Career Coach (Great advice here - search by topic)
Career Planning and Exploration:
Career Puppy (Contains information and tools to help you make the right career choice!)
COPS Assessment (This link will give you the overview of the assessment. To begin taking the assessment, please contact the FCWS Help Desk at 301.600.2255 to obtain your token to log on.)
Be What I Want to Be (This site contains career exploration tools from the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education.)
My Skills, My Future (Use this site to explore new career options and expand your job search.)
Career One-Stop for Students (You can identify your interests and explore careers on this site.)
The Career Toolbox (A resource for those interested in exploring the education/teaching field.)
Get Started With Training
Scholarships/Financial Aid for Education and Training
- FCWS Training/Educational Scholarships
- Financial Aid for Education - Great Websites to Visit
- Community Foundation of Frederick County scholarships
- Frederick Community College Foundation
Job Training Programs
FCWS Youth Programs
Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Program
Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation (JHUEI) Program is a college-level engineering course conducted by Johns Hopkins University that is offered to Frederick County high school students in an intensive five-week summer program. This program not only develops science, technology, engineering, and math skills (STEM), but also emphasizes the importance of teamwork and leadership development. This initiative is an ongoing collaboration between Frederick County Public Schools, Johns Hopkins University, and the Frederick County Workforce Development Board. Grants may be available to off-set the cost of tuition. For more information, please visit their website: http://engineering-innovation.jhu.edu/.
Frederick County Summer Jobs Program
The Frederick County Summer Jobs Program provides valuable and meaningful summer employment opportunities for Frederick County residents between the ages of 14-21 and who possess a barrier to employment, such as a disability or lower income status. Job titles range from Landscape Design Assistant to Childcare/Camp Counselors to Supply Chain Management Assistants. For a complete list of eligibility requirements, please view our 2013 Summer Jobs Program website.
Overcoming Barriers Scholarship Program
Founded by the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, this fund awards one-year scholarships to Frederick County residents between the ages of 17 and 21 who can demonstrate that they have encountered a barrier in their educational path. A financial barrier in and of itself is not considered a barrier for the purpose of this scholarship. Preference will be given to those applicants planning to pursue a major in either Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM career field) beyond high school; however, this is not a requirement to apply. Students enrolling in post-secondary education, including trade and vocational schools, are encouraged to apply.
Students wishing to apply will need to complete the Universal Application located on the Community Foundation of Frederick County website. The application will go live on January 15, 2014 and will close on February 15, 2014. Questions regarding the online application process can directed to the Community Foundation at 301.695.7660. Questions regarding the “Overcoming Barriers” scholarship criterion may be directed to Brooke Sims with the Frederick County Workforce Development Board at 301.600.2760.
Family Partnership of Frederick County
Family Partnership is a family support center providing educational and employment-related programs in collaboration with FCWS, for youth between the ages of 14 and 21.
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Other Resources for Youth
About the Youth Council
The Frederick County Youth Council, a mandated subset of the Frederick County Workforce Development Board, is a membership of professionals representing both public and private sector industries whose focus is to develop programs, oversee services, and guide policies regarding workforce development for youth being served through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) grant as well as other youth in the community.
The Youth Council members are actively engaged to ensure that the WIA youth and other youth in the community are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace. Programs, workshops, and internship opportunities are developed and facilitated in order for these youth to gain knowledge and education in the field of workforce development.
Members of the Youth Council include those with a special interest or expertise in youth policy. For more information, please contact Brooke Sims: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301.600.2760.
Youth Council Community Partners
Brooke Sims, Frederick County Workforce Services
Crystal Snyder, Fort Detrick Child, Youth, & School Services
Christal Hanson, Frederick County Office of Children & Families
James Dugue, Family Partnership of Frederick County
Jason Lee, Top Quality Janitorial Services (Workforce Development Board member)
Karen Younkins, Division of Rehabilitative Services
Kelly Presnell, YMCA of Frederick County
Kim Duncan, Frederick Community College
Leroy Ambush, State’s Attorney’s Office
Nichol Dailey, Boys & Girls Club
Patie Elsberry, Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
Penny Jurachak, Frederick County Public Schools Success Program
Rhonda Jackson, Parent Representative
Shelly Toms, Family Partnership of Frederick County
The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education, comprised of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, Frederick Community College, Ft. Detrick, and Frederick County Workforce Services, hosts a high-tech career conference for over 400 sophomores from both public & private high schools and home-schooled students. Held at Frederick Community College in May, approximately forty local businesses present interactive demonstrations and presentations of the latest technology and how it is used in their industries. The conference focuses on increasing student awareness of potential career paths and the skills they will need to succeed in the workforce. For more information, please visit the Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education website at: http://fcbre.org/.
The Transition Fair is a collaboration between Frederick County Public Schools, Frederick County Workforce Services, Frederick Community College, The Division of Rehabilitative Services, The Arc, and Service Coordination. The fair provides 10th grade Frederick County high school students who are either in Special Education or who have a Section 504 Plan the opportunity to gather information about resources and services available in the community, whether students choose to pursue post-secondary education or enter the workforce. Presentations have included information about employer expectations, the paperwork process, college expectations and services, certification and training programs, and employment options. For more information, students should speak to the Special Education Department at their respective high school.