The2012 Make-It-Work Program       At-A-Glance   Fairfax County, Virginia
An Unique OpportunityFairfax County’s 2012 Make-It-WorkProgram has been made possible bygenerous funding through the 2011C...
Make It WorkWhat Is It?• A unique government/school partnership that provides students an opportunity to acquire entry-lev...
Who Is Doing It?  A Government/School Partnership:                   AND Fairfax County          Fairfax County Department...
The Process—Coordinated Roles • Through each stage of  the Make-It-Work  Program, each partner  fulfills unique roles that...
Partnership Responsibilities School                        Employer •   Work skills instruction   •   Identify positions •...
Program Overview•   Total Grant Award: $25,000•   Grant Period: One calendar    year (January 2012 –    December 2012)•   ...
Program Overview (cont.)          •   Hourly compensation: $9.00/hour          •    Length of internships: Ranged         ...
About Our Interns•   21 resumes received from interested students representing    16 schools across the county.•   Of the ...
Where Were the Internships?The 2012 Make-It-Work interns were housedwithin the following departments/agenciesacross the co...
Where Were the Internships?The 2012 Make-It-Work interns were housedwithin the following departments/agenciesacross the co...
Student Responsibilities Arrive for work when scheduled Perform all duties as assigned Adhere to office policies Commu...
Sample Job Duties  Assembling mailings  Checking email  Copying  Data entry  Filing  Light automotive mechanics  Re...
Acquired Skills and Abilities   Ability to work on a team   Communication skills   Computer skills   Interpersonal ski...
Applied Life Skills• Building a               •Transportation logistics resume                           •Bureaucracy of• ...
Partnerships Make It Happen
How Is It Working   “The Make-It-Work Program has been a  wonderful opportunity to help our local high  school students le...
Making It Work
How Is It Working   “We are very pleased with our Make-It-Work  intern. She has hit the ground running – very  polite, cou...
Making It Work
How Is It Working “It’s a win-win situation. You are receiving help while also giving help.”                 -Community Se...
Making It Work
What the Interns AreSaying…   “It made me declare what I want to do after  college. It also showed me what an office-based...
2012Make-It-Work Program  “This is about people.”   --Fairfax County Host Agency 2012
We Made-It-WorkAnd So Can You…
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    1. 1. The2012 Make-It-Work Program At-A-Glance Fairfax County, Virginia
    2. 2. An Unique OpportunityFairfax County’s 2012 Make-It-WorkProgram has been made possible bygenerous funding through the 2011CPSHR/IPMA-HR Innovation Grant. Thank You!
    3. 3. Make It WorkWhat Is It?• A unique government/school partnership that provides students an opportunity to acquire entry-level job skills leading to successful employment
    4. 4. Who Is Doing It? A Government/School Partnership: AND Fairfax County Fairfax County Department of Public Schools Human Resources (FCPS) Career (Employment and Transition Division) Services (CTS)
    5. 5. The Process—Coordinated Roles • Through each stage of the Make-It-Work Program, each partner fulfills unique roles that required ongoing coordination. • Continuous communication fuels the entire program.
    6. 6. Partnership Responsibilities School Employer • Work skills instruction • Identify positions • Job analysis • Interview students • Job matching • Provide training and • Support and follow-up supervision • Transportation • Student performance • Evaluate student evaluations performance • Disability awareness • Provide on-going training communication and • On-going communication collaboration and collaboration
    7. 7. Program Overview• Total Grant Award: $25,000• Grant Period: One calendar year (January 2012 – December 2012)• 10 part-time positions (without benefits)• 10 positions from Human Resource Department were deployed to hosting agencies/departments
    8. 8. Program Overview (cont.) • Hourly compensation: $9.00/hour • Length of internships: Ranged from 6 months to 11 months • Weekly work schedules balanced student availability with agency needs • Typical # of scheduled work hours per week: 10 hours
    9. 9. About Our Interns• 21 resumes received from interested students representing 16 schools across the county.• Of the 10 selected, seven of the interns were graduating seniors and worked through August. Three of the interns will work through December when the grant ends.
    10. 10. Where Were the Internships?The 2012 Make-It-Work interns were housedwithin the following departments/agenciesacross the county:•Community Services Board – Human Resources•Community Services Board – Infant and Toddler Connection•Dept. of Administration for Human Services – Alcohol Safety ActionProgram•Dept. of Health – Environmental Health Division•Dept. of Housing and Community Development – HumanResources, Rental Services
    11. 11. Where Were the Internships?The 2012 Make-It-Work interns were housedwithin the following departments/agenciesacross the county:•Dept. of Human Resources – Employment Division•Dept. of Neighborhood and Community Services – James LeeCommunity Center•Dept. of Public Works and Environmental Services – CapitalFacilities Division•Dept. of Vehicle Services•Police Dept. – Administrative Support Bureau
    12. 12. Student Responsibilities Arrive for work when scheduled Perform all duties as assigned Adhere to office policies Communicate with supervisor Ask questions Dress appropriately Participate in evaluation process Attend career enhancement workshops
    13. 13. Sample Job Duties  Assembling mailings  Checking email  Copying  Data entry  Filing  Light automotive mechanics  Reception desk coverage  Updating Excel spreadsheets  Updating Microsoft Word documents
    14. 14. Acquired Skills and Abilities  Ability to work on a team  Communication skills  Computer skills  Interpersonal skills  Organizational skills  Task management skills  Time management skills
    15. 15. Applied Life Skills• Building a •Transportation logistics resume •Bureaucracy of• Applying for jobs with government agencies Fairfax County •Evaluations• Interviewing skills •Direct deposit• Acceptance/ rejection
    16. 16. Partnerships Make It Happen
    17. 17. How Is It Working “The Make-It-Work Program has been a wonderful opportunity to help our local high school students learn more about not only the business side of things, but the county as well. Our intern has been a wonderful representation of the Fairfax County school system. Thank you very much for this opportunity.” - DPWES Capital Facilities Division
    18. 18. Making It Work
    19. 19. How Is It Working “We are very pleased with our Make-It-Work intern. She has hit the ground running – very polite, courteous, helpful. She is a welcome addition to our staff. She is a great worker.” - Alcohol Safety and Action Program
    20. 20. Making It Work
    21. 21. How Is It Working “It’s a win-win situation. You are receiving help while also giving help.” -Community Services Board - Human Resources
    22. 22. Making It Work
    23. 23. What the Interns AreSaying… “It made me declare what I want to do after college. It also showed me what an office-based job looks like.” “It gave me experience for my resume and gave me a lot of responsibility. It was a great experience.”
    24. 24. 2012Make-It-Work Program “This is about people.” --Fairfax County Host Agency 2012
    25. 25. We Made-It-WorkAnd So Can You…

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