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Mar 26, 2023
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Flathead Summer Jobs Program Offers Opportunities for Youth

The WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program is back and offering youth the chance to gain valuable work experience and to earn money during the summer months.

This program provides an opportunity for Flathead Valley area high school and college students to gain practical experience in a variety of industries, including hospitality, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, business, and more. Participants will have the opportunity to work with local businesses and organizations, learning essential skills such as customer service, time management, and teamwork.

"The WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program is an excellent opportunity for our youth to gain valuable work experience while also receiving essential skills, training, and mentorship throughout the summer," said Jenn Cronk, program coordinator. "We are thrilled to be able to offer this program again and connect our local businesses with talented and motivated young people."

The program is a collaboration between WorkForce Flathead and local businesses, with the goal of connecting youth ages 16-19 with meaningful job opportunities that help them develop important workplace skills, explore potential career paths, and contribute to the local economy. Participating Students will be matched with Local Employers based on their skills and interests, and will work for a minimum of six weeks during the summer months.

Applications for the program are now open and can be found on the WorkForce Flathead website. The student priority application deadline to apply is April 6, so interested youth are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Employer applications are open as well.

The WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program is a valuable opportunity for local youth to gain experience, earn money, and contribute to the local community. For more information, visit the WorkForce Flathead website at or visit to apply.

American Jobs for America's Youth Montana, based in Helena, developed the Summer Jobs Program. They provide ongoing guidance and technical support to communities implementing SJP. The Summer Jobs Program matches participants with a paid work experience, provides a paid foundational work skills training, and connects students with an adult mentor for the summer. SJP participants are high school students and recent graduates eager to develop their work skills and explore their career options.

WorkForce Flathead Summer Jobs Program is managed by the Discover Kalispell Chamber in partnership with WorkForce Flathead partners; Discover Kalispell Chamber, Flathead Valley Community College, Reach Higher Montana, Job Service Kalispell, Kalispell School District 5, and Montana West Economic Development.

For questions or more information, contact Jen Cronk at 406-758-2801 or visit