ABOUT US
Our Mission
About Us
Our Program
Who We Are
Training Teens for Jobs is a non-profit organzation based in Naples, Florida and ran by Derrick Lawary. Lawary started the organization because he saw a need in the community to teach teens how to prepare and succeed in today's job market. He himself has been a manager of several area businesses and a mentor for teens and youth.  During his experience as a business manager, he realized just how unprepared young job candidates were.  From this experience he developed programming that highlights the skills and confidence employers today seek to find in job candidates. 


Why We Are Different
Training Teens For Jobs takes the unique perspective of teaching from the employer's point of view.  We are built on the idea that life is not a pass or fail test. Students today are having a large emphasis put on passing tests, which we feel is an unrealistic way to prepare them for life and work.   Our programs value and reward hard work, participation, effort and improvement.  Derrick has been in the position of hiring teen and young adult job candidates for several years and has a deep understanding of what the employer is looking to hear and see from the ideal job candidate in any industry. 

"Students today are having a large emphasis put on passing tests, which we feel is an unrealistic way to prepare them for life and work."

Derrick Lawary

Our community partners make our programs possible. Consider joining us as one of our valued community partners today. 

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