This year marks the eighth year of the Fort Hunter Liggett summer hire program, offering labor and clerical positions for future employees within the Garrison an opportunity to learn valuable skill sets to improve their knowledge and work improving resumes, while in turn receiving a salary in the summer months.
This FHL program offers future employees the chance to receive hands on training and work experience within many of the directorates. For many this is their first work experience, like Kylee Caron, 16, working this summer in the DFMWR Marketing Office. Caron assists in distribution of marketing materials throughout the installation in addition to helping set up events at the Hacienda and Cybrary. “I have learned that everyone depends on everyone at a job.” Caron stated. One of her favorite skill sets learned while working is digital graphic design using Adobe Photoshop. Caron will have an A.A. in Business by the time she finishes high school this year at Paso Robles High School and loves that she can apply these marketing skills for her future.
Anthony Rangel, 21, has worked with the installation since 2018. Rangel has worked every summer for Liggett Lanes, taking the opportunity to save money and build his resume for college. “I really have learned that having a job requires patience, because you never know what problem you may run into. I feel that I have achieved making pizza and patience here.” said Rangel.