Adulthood is not easy
But it could be easier.
If it were easy, everyone would be successful at it, at all times. Promotions and raises would be a guarantee rather than earned. Kids would always be perfect and they would always be well adjusted.
We know this can't be true...
Competition in the job market is fierce and dependent on factors outside of the workplace. Issues such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and drug use effect employment and advancement.
And then, after all these outside choices have exhausted you, your demeanor. knowledge base, and skills, also come into play.
As an entry level employee, you can expect minimum wage, and, often, raises will not be as liberally applied as they would with a skilled worker.
Other situations put good people with good ideas into situations where they cannot successfully operate a business. Mostly because this information is not something that is taught to people. The education system doesn't benefit from people learning how business works.
Basic Program Parameters:
An Open Invitation
My name is Leon. I am the Skipper for SSS Rampart and Rampart is ready for all of you. We began to form as a Co-Ed program and have the correct adult leadership in place.
Myself, and the other adult leadership, will be focusing on marketable skills.
Let me briefly explain what I mean by marketable skills and why those are important in terms of this program.
As you exit the education system, whether that is High School, College, or Trade School, you will be placed in a position that requires trading your time for money which will be used to pay for food, shelter, and clothing. Of course, everyone knows that each individual will have to find a job eventually; I wasn't needed to explain this to you.
However, I can tell you that having skills that can be put on the applications and resumes gives you a head start over the other applicants without those skills and serves to gain you better wages from the start. These are the marketable skills I am talking about.
I have been talking with community members that enjoy this idea because they are already having a shortage of applicants, especially applicants with skills they can use. Every industry is facing shortages with higher demands for wages. The marine trades and transportation industries are facing an exceptionally large shortage.
This program will provide participants with opportunities to work into highly skilled jobs and give access to cross training so that you are never wondering when the next meal will be. If you are interested, I, as well as other adult leaders, would like to discuss this with you.
To make this happen, SSS Rampart will be treating you like a business owner and adult. You will have opportunities to take charge and explore the back end of operations. Participants will have an open invitation to take part in the meetings that build the program, handle instruction of other Sea Scouts, and learn how to do the work that makes the fun things we do more enjoyable.
As examples of some of the things we will participate in: Graphics Design, Marketing, Fiberglass, Carpentry and Woodworking, Upholstery, Electrical, Engine Mechanical, Welding, Business Finance, Navigation and Piloting, Overland Transportation, Logistics, Sailing, Paddle sports, and Powerboating.
Many of the skills that will be offered are cross-industry, meaning, you will be able to use the skills in more than one job type. You might use skills developed in Carpentry and Woodworking to build a house or build a boat. Fiberglass is used for making tubs in addition to car bodies and boats. Graphic Design is used in advertising, video games, and autobody. How you use the skills you learn will be up to you; we will do what we can to provide the opportunity to gain them.
To further assist you in engaging in conversation with us, myself and other members of the adult leadership team would like to join you to talk about how this program will boost entry into Adulthood.
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