22 Sonoma Valley teens are ‘Ready to Work’

Teen Services Sonoma, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley, certified 22 Sonoma Valley teens last week through its Ready to Work program.

Ready to Work participants learn how to get their first job and become successful employees. The 10-hour, now virtual, course covers: job search resources and strategies, resumes and job applications, business/employer standards, basic financial literacy and money management, interview attire, and real-world interview experience with local employers with real positions to fill.

Each graduating class of Ready to Work teens is supported by a group of local businesses which participate in mock interviews with the teens, although some teens may even get hired from the mock interviews.

Participating businesses for the current graduating class include: Groskopf Warehouse and Logistics, Mary's Pizza, Nugget Market, Operation Bicycle, Redwood Credit Union, Safeway, Sonoma Golf Club, Teen Services Culinary Garden Program and Wells Fargo bank.

Course graduates have access to a volunteer job coach to support them in their search for gainful employment and are provided with complimentary interview attire courtesy of the brand Shenoma and local thrift store Bon Marche.

To learn more about Ready to Work, sign up for a future session, or learn how you can support a future session, visit

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