Future Ready - Connecting Students with Jobs

Future Ready - Connecting Tahoma Students with Jobs

The Maple Valley-Black Diamond Chamber of Commerce is collaborating with the Tahoma School District in preparing students for the work place and to explore a wide variety of career paths.

  • If you are student looking for a part-time job, take this quick survey first to evaluate your work-readiness.  If after taking the survey, you believe yourself to be work-ready, explore the current Job Postings. 
  • If you are a business and have a job opportunity, please send the job posting information to ceo@maplevalleychamber.org

Do your homework before applying for any job!

  • Take a self-evaluation survey to determine your work-readiness and availability.
  • Know the restrictions placed on teens under the age of 18 - see the information below.
  • Know the name of the owner, general manager, and/or the contact person at the business in which you are applying.
  • Know the position and job description for the job in which you are applying.
  • Take your resume to a business you would like to work at even if it is not currently hiring; ask that your resume be kept on hand for future job opportunities.
  • How to write a resume
  • Enter the business alone; do not take a friend or relative with you and dress appropriately - first impressions are important.



Read more information from the State Of Washington Department of Labor & Industries

Click here for Teens At Work
Click here for the Parent/School Authorization Form for employment while attending high school.

For Students: Current Job Postings

Click here for the current job postings via the Tahoma Career Center.  The chamber has verified the business has an active business license with the State of Washington.

Resuming in the Fall of 2015 at Tahoma High School:

Job Shadowing

A job shadow is a great opportunity for THS seniors to learn more about a career and a chance to practice interacting with adults in a professional setting.  If you are interested in hosting a Tahoma senior for a four hour job shadow, please click on the link below.  Your contact information will be added to the THS Job Shadow Resource List.  This list is monitored by the THS Career Counselor and is NOT made public to the students.  Before giving your contact information to a student, the THS Career Counselor will screen the student to make sure he/she has an interest in your career area.

Job Shadow Host Sign Up

Career Spotlight Presentations

Business members who are passionate about their career are invited to do a 30 minute presentation at the high school.   Please complete the Career Spotlight form below and you will be contacted during the school year to schedule a  presentation date. 

Career Spotlight Presentations Sign Up

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Flowers by Robin, LLC
Michele F. 9/20/17
Robin is amazing!  I was having a bad day on a Saturday and my husband was out of town and wanted to send flowers to cheer me up.  He called around to a lot of the chain florist shops and they all said they were done delivering for the day even though they were 5 minutes away.  He happened to come across Flowers by Robin in his search so called her and she happened to be open on a Saturday for Grandparents Day.  She was so kind and willing to help my husband even though it was getting late in the afternoon.  She made up the most amazing arrangement I've ever received and hand delivered it with a big smile that turned my day around.  The flowers were very fresh and have lasted almost 2 weeks.  We will use Robin for all our floral needs from now on!!

Keira G. 6/1/17
Robin helped us fill an order for one of our customers. Wiring out shop-to-shop can always be a bit scary, but Robin really took great care of our customer. She was able to get the order out in about an hour even though we were past standard same day delivery cut off. She was also kind enough to send us a photo without us even asking for it. The arrangement was expertly designed, the kind of arrangement I'd send out of our own shop. We will be using you in the future!

April H. 4/1/17
I am the daughter of an amazing floral designer, who worked in Chicago at some pretty incredible venues. So my standards and expectations are beyond high. I've watched Robin's work as a professional grow in design, style, and creativity. It was my extreme pleasure to receive an arrangement from her recently. And by chance, my florist of a mom was in town. We both fell in love with her design and use of color and texture. For fussy girls like us, Robin's arrangement was the highlight of our week. On my counter, sat 3 other flower arrangements and hers just shined. Beyond all that, the prep that went into the flowers was evident by how long they lasted, the brilliance of color they retained, and the lack of dropping leaves/petals. Hey did I mention, Robin is a great lady too and local! Give her a call, you won't be disappointed and you certainly will have the opportunity to impress the next person you are sending flowers to. Thanks Robin!

Constance D. 2/3/17
The short version is I would Highly Recommend Robin!!!!!  She has a rare talent and is super personable. The kind of flower shop and Business person who would be your number one go to for flowers!
I live in Seattle and wanted to find some one in the south end to send flowers to my sister in law who has had 4 deaths in the last 9 months. I was searching on line, looking for some one that had a good sense of style and artistic flair not your usual cookie-cutter bouquet.
After scrolling page by page by pure chance I found  Flowers by Robin.  As soon as I saw the photos of her work I knew she was my gal! Her gift to make beauty using the natural elements of nature, was a rare find and just what I was looking for plus, the added bonus was that she was in my price range. I spoke to Robin, myself on the phone gave her my thoughts of what I was attempting to do and told her from her photos I totally trusted her style and flair. Robin has a gift and it reflects in all her work.  The home she was delivering them to has a very aggressive dog that I pre-warned Robin about. She was kind enough to hand-deliver them herself. I revived a text from my sister in law saying this " Thank you for your thoughtfulness and the beautiful flowers. The colors brighten my day and put a smile on my face. That was so sweet of you! 
OXOXOX "  Bingo! Thank you Robin for your beautiful work together we hit a home run!

Julie P. 8/31/16
Robin came through at the last minute for me, and even threw in an extra item that I requested, the perfect complement to the beautiful flower arrangement she created! My friend was thrilled with the flowers! The hand blown glass vase looks gorgeous, too! Highly recommended!