April 5, 2012

HIRED! program offers teens experience, employment

By Amy McLaughlin
Special to the Scout

Fort Huachuca’s Child, Youth and School Services, a organization within the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, offers a workforce-preparation apprenticeship program, HIRED!, to teens 15 to 18.

HIRED! is offered in four, 12-week terms per year, with the largest term taking place in the summer. Apprentices may work up to two terms per calendar year and are allowed to participate for three consecutive years.

Some workforce preparation training is involved, and the training hours are counted toward total work hours for that term.

Payment, which is distributed four to six weeks following the completion of each term, is $500 per term for the first two terms, $625 for each of the third and fourth terms, and $750 per term for the fifth and sixth terms. Additionally, apprentices may work two terms simultaneously over the summer and receive a $1,000 payment.

HIRED! apprentices work throughout the FMWR footprint, which includes, but is not limited to, CYSS facilities and programs, Barnes Field House and MWR Rents. Teens are required to commit to working 15 hours in a 7-day period during terms that occur during the school year and 18 hours for 10 weeks during the summer term.

“Being a HIRED! apprentice takes a commitment from the youth and a full commitment from parents,” said Deborah Wambach, Middle School and Teen Program director and HIRED! coordinator. Transportation is not provided, so parents should have a plan in place to make sure their child is able to report for work, she explained.

To become a HIRED! apprentice, youths must be registered with CYSS.

The next term begins a week after school breaks for summer and ends a week before school resumes in the fall. Wambach encourages anyone who is interested in applying to pick up an application at the Youth Center or the CYSS registration office as soon as possible.

For more information about the Hired! Program, visit Debbie Wambach at the Youth Center after 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, or call 533.3205 during the same timeframe.

All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.



Commissary parking lot construction plans revised after customer concerns

Many commissary patrons now find it difficult to park their vehicles in the current parking spaces which are both small and aligned in a parallel fashion. However, once the second half of the parking lot is completed, both halv...

2012/2013 School Calendar and Contacts

Dear Fort Huachuca School Community: Dr. Ronda L. Frueauff It is a pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2012 – 2013 school year and my eighth year as Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District superintendent. For those o...

2012/2013 School Information

Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District #00 P.O. Box 12954, Fort Huachuca, Arizona 85670 520.458.5082   School Info & Hours of Operation ALL SCHOOLS have Early Release on Thursdays   Colonel Johnston Elementary School Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade 47121 H Avenue 459.8798 Principal Dr. Nancy Nicholson Principal’s Secretary Lisa Kyte Regular School Hours 8:10 a.m....


2012/2013 School Bus Transportation

All preschool students attending Colonel Johnston Elementary School will be transported by school bus from home to school. If you move, or if your student is to be transported to and from another address, the school office must...

Congressman, general meet, discuss past project

On July 2 at Alvarado Hall, Maj. Gen. Gregg Potter, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, recognizes a flag presented by Congressman Ron Barber during Barber’s visit to ...

Motorcyclists should secure vehicles carefully

Since April, Sierra Vista Police have been seeing an increase in motorcycle thefts. As of Tuesday, 16 motorcycle thefts have been confirmed. SVPD officers ask that owners take extra precautions, such as using existing fork locks, disc locks (which can be purchased at any motorcycle dealership) and chain locks which can be purchased at any...


Be the first to comment!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>