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Rawhide’s Work Experience Program

Rawhide prepares at risk youth for workplaces in our Work Experience Program. This program is designed to cultivate skills and good work ethics that a young man will need when entering the workforce. Qualifying students may apply for job openings in various departments around the ranch. The work experience program is available for any Rawhide student who has shown responsibility and an aptitude to learn.

Just like any job search in the real world, Rawhide students follow this process.

  • Create a resume
  • Complete an application
  • Interview for open positions

Once hired, training begins for their new position.

Work opportunities are available throughout Rawhide.

  • Vehicle Program
    • Detailing cars, boats, campers, etc.
    • Minor repair work on cars, boats, campers, etc.
  • Food Service
    • Dish washing
    • Food preparation
  • Facilities
    • Lawn maintenance
    • Basic construction
  • Administration
    • Basic office skills
    • Customer Service
  • Stables
    • Animal care and maintenance
    • Barn maintenance

Our work experience program teaches transferable job skills.

  • Working under direction
  • Personal discipline
  • Good work ethic
  • Interviewing skills
  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills

These skills help the student build confidence in performing job functions, as well as giving them experience to help them get a job in the future. Many of our students weren’t taught how to act or behave on a job and they get the chance to learn through this program before they are hired in the outside world.