There are many advantages to employing teenage workers, which is why so many companies and businesses choose to do so. Teenagers are energetic, fast learners, affordable, and rarely show signs of employee burn-out due to their fresh entry into the workforce. On the other hand, there are issues that tend to arise in the workplace that are only common when employing teenage workers. How you as an employer handle these situations can determine whether you retain good teenage help for years to come, or whether you have to permanently install a “For Hire” sign at the front door.
As parents, guiding our teenagers and students towards a part-time job can be a pretty easy task. Usually it’s just a matter of calling up a friend that owns a local deli or shop, or even bringing home a couple of applications from local restaurants. But helping our kids plan for a long-term career can be a rather intimidating task; after all, it’s only their lives that we’re talking about here. So how exactly can parents make sure that they’re guiding their kids in the right direction?
Raising a gifted child or children can present parents with a unique set of challenges that may leave them feeling overwhelmed or hopeless. We all want the best for our children, and recognizing that gifted children have special needs early on will help parents be more effective and empathetic to what their gifted youngsters are going through.
A Smart Way to Skip College in Pursuit of a Job; Raise of NanoDegree
AT&T and Udacity, the online education company founded by the Stanford professor and former Google engineering whiz Sebastian Thrun, announced something meant to be very small: the “NanoDegree.”
At first blush, it doesn’t appear like much. For $200 a month, it is intended to teach anyone with a mastery of high school math the kind of basic programming skills needed to qualify for an entry-level position at AT&T as a data analyst, iOS applications designer or the like.
Yet this most basic of efforts may offer more than simply adding an online twist to vocational training. It may finally offer a reasonable shot at harnessing the web to provide effective schooling to the many young Americans for whom college has become a distant, unaffordable dream.
Today’s teenagers and young adults have more to deal with than their older counterparts may realize. While baby boomers and members of Generation X had fewer luxuries and conveniences growing up than current generations, both Millenials and Generation Z face a unique set of circumstances that are defining the types of teenagers and young adults that they are today. It’s important for us to understand our teens and what they’re going through so that we can offer our very best encouragement and support for them during their most formative years.