Blackhawk College has a Career Services Center that's open to the public (you don't need to be a BHC student)! Their staff will help your teen with guided job searches and printed resumes--for free--and no appointment is necessary. The office is located at Blackhawk College Quad City Campus in Building One.
QCSTEP.com is a local website with job hunting podcasts and videos. They also provide a link for job leads (updated weekly during the school year). Their current start post is all about the importance of volunteering and how to find volunteer work. It's a great site for teens to bookmark as they start their search.
Goodwill also sponsors a center to help people create and print their resumes and search for jobs online, as well as occasional career fairs. The Helms Career Center is located at 4805 22nd Avenue, Moline and is open from 9:30-6 Monday-Friday.
Another resource available to many QC teens is called Career Cruising Quad Cities (CCQC). This is an online program to help teens find out what kind different careers entail, as well as their aptitude for certain types of work. Many Illinois and a few Iowa (Davenport and Pleasant Valley Jr/Sr highs) schools participate in this program through Junior Achievement. To find out if your child's school participates, click here. If they do, your child can request a login from their school and can use the program from any computer.
Give your teens their best start with career planning by utilizing the above mentioned resources. I'd love to hear any "real-life" feedback about these services. Email me at FYIQuadCities@gmail.com if you've had experience with these, or any other, local job training