The Hired! Program, in partnership with FMWR (Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation), provides apprentice opportunities for teens 15-18 year olds. Teens in this program also participate in workforce-preparation and secondary education exploration classes, which prepare the participants for life after high school.
HIRED! Apprenticeships offer experiences within distinct career paths designed to help participants determine whether said career paths are viable career choices for their future. The goal of the HIRED! Apprentice Program is to help teens develop the necessary confidence and employee-valued abilities to succeed in today’s competitive job market.
Teens are assigned to work after school and weekends in FMWR operations, such as food service, golf pro shop, bowling, clerical, inventory, technology, childcare, and more.
Applications are available at the Youth Center (Bldg. 6054) and Parent Central Services (Bldg. 1286).
*Last day to turn in Summer Term application is May 24th! Completed applications must be submnitted to HAAF Youth Center or Parent Central Services offices.
HIRED! Apprenticeship Terms
HIRED! Apprentice Terms consist of 4, twelve week terms repeated annually. Participants 15-18 years of age are able to participate in a maximum of 2 terms per year for 3 consecutive years. Within each 12 week term, apprentices are expected to work 15 hours in a 7 day period while concurrently participating in the HIRED! Workforce Preparation and Secondary Education Exploration Workshops. HIRED! Workforce-Preparation Workshops are provided by the HIRED! Program Coordinator.
HIRED! Summer Term Option
Apprentices are allowed to serve two (2) HIRED! Terms per year. Accommodations can be made for apprentices to complete their authorized two (2) HIRED! Terms all at one time during the summer, meaning they would actually participate in 30 hours in a seven-day period. This exception can only be made in the summer.
HIRED! Apprentice Selection Process
- Must be 15-18 years of age. However, at 14 a teen can start taking the prerequisite courses.
- Six workforce-preparation and secondary-education trainings are a prerequisite for participation in the HIRED! Apprenticeship Program.
- School document showing a grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
- All potential Apprentices must have a current CYSS Membership and up-to-date shot record on file at the Youth Services before applying for Apprenticeship position.
HIRED! Apprentices are eligible for cash awards through CYS Services, through Kansas State University, upon completion of a HIRED! Twelve week Term. All HIRED! Apprentices work under the same HIRED! Apprentice Position Description.
- 1st and 2nd Term is a cash award of $500 dollars per each term
- 3nd and 4rd Term is a cash award of $625 dollars per each term
- 5th and 6th Term is a cash award of $750 dollars per each term
CYSS Parent Central Services office is located at:
Bldg 1286, Hunter Army Airfield
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