Vancouver School of Arts and Academics Career Center

Career-Teen Employment


Teen employees might be eligible to earn school credit

Students age 16 and older who have a part-time paid job might qualify to earn elective school credit for the skills they are learning at work.  To find out more, students should talk to their counselor or their school's work-based learning coordinator about enrolling in a Career and Technical Education class called "Cooperative Work Experience."  180 hours of documented work experience earns 0.5 elective credit. A maximum of 2 credits can be earned each year.


Washington State Department of Labor & Industries - Teen Workers
Get information on workplace rights for teen workers in the State of Washington.
Teens at Work: Facts for Employers, Parents and Teens
This brochure answers many questions employers,teen workers and parents have about non-agricultural work rules, permits and conditions for working minors. These requirements also apply to teens working in their family’s non-agricultural business.
Children Northwest employs people for jobs with the SW Child Care Consortium (SWCCC). Openings for aides, assistants, site coordinators, and teachers. To apply go to:
Washington State Employment Security Department
Check out the state's monthly employment report, local unemployment statistics, county profiles, and more.