By Susan C. Schena
Today’s youth face a variety of challenges entering the job market, including brisk competition from those that already have work experience.
Helping teens and young adults become successful as prospective employees is a high priority for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, the City of Fairfield and its Police Department, and the Solano County Probation Department. Working toward that goal, all four organizations partnered with the Council for a Strong America to create a paid internship program to give local teens job experience and formal training on how to be successful employees. The program was paid for using grant funding from the Council for a Strong America, “Fight Crime: Invest in Kids” initiative.
Four sophomores from the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Public Safety Academy (PSA) were selected as paid interns for a one-month summer job-training program. The PSA students were Jackie Ibarra, Diana Ramirez, Tyrese Soriano, and Brenda Millan.