Warsaw Area Career Center Work-Based Learning Spotlight: Male Fashions

November 20, 2023 at 4:23 p.m.
Pictured is Jaylen Warren and his work-based learning supervisor, Tim Hamann of Male Fashions. Photo Provided.
Pictured is Jaylen Warren and his work-based learning supervisor, Tim Hamann of Male Fashions. Photo Provided.

By Melissa Kissling, Warsaw Area Career Cente

Warsaw Area Career Center Intern: Jaylen Warren
Parents: Benjamin and Jill Warren
Employer: Male Fashions
Supervisor: Tim Hamann, owner
What are your job responsibilities: Keeping the store clean, helping customers, entering inventory, checking in suits that are received and help with fitting.
How has this position been helpful to you? It has given me good general job experience, and also given me an insight into how a business runs.
What have you learned? I have learned a lot while at my job. One thing I’ve learned is how much inventory even a small business can have, and how to sort through it and keep track of inventory. I’ve also learned a few techniques on how to make the store look more appealing to a customer. Another thing I’ve learned is what different parts of an income statement represent.
How is this job preparing you for the future? This job has given me good insight into how a business works, and also has given good skills that apply to any job.
What do you like about this job? I have a good boss and I like to work with customers to help them get what they want.
What Career Center classes have you taken in your pathway? Principles of Business Management, Accounting Fundamentals, and Management Fundamentals
Your Career and College Plans: I plan to go to college and use that to eventually start my own business.
Supervisor Input:
What duties does this student perform? Customer service, sales, measurements, inventory, social media marketing.
How is this job preparing this student for the future? Understanding how a business works.
What do you think of the WACC Work-Based Learning program? This program is valuable for the students and businesses.
Why were you willing to partner with the WACC in this program? I want to help students understand running your own business.

Warsaw Area Career Center Intern: Jaylen Warren
Parents: Benjamin and Jill Warren
Employer: Male Fashions
Supervisor: Tim Hamann, owner
What are your job responsibilities: Keeping the store clean, helping customers, entering inventory, checking in suits that are received and help with fitting.
How has this position been helpful to you? It has given me good general job experience, and also given me an insight into how a business runs.
What have you learned? I have learned a lot while at my job. One thing I’ve learned is how much inventory even a small business can have, and how to sort through it and keep track of inventory. I’ve also learned a few techniques on how to make the store look more appealing to a customer. Another thing I’ve learned is what different parts of an income statement represent.
How is this job preparing you for the future? This job has given me good insight into how a business works, and also has given good skills that apply to any job.
What do you like about this job? I have a good boss and I like to work with customers to help them get what they want.
What Career Center classes have you taken in your pathway? Principles of Business Management, Accounting Fundamentals, and Management Fundamentals
Your Career and College Plans: I plan to go to college and use that to eventually start my own business.
Supervisor Input:
What duties does this student perform? Customer service, sales, measurements, inventory, social media marketing.
How is this job preparing this student for the future? Understanding how a business works.
What do you think of the WACC Work-Based Learning program? This program is valuable for the students and businesses.
Why were you willing to partner with the WACC in this program? I want to help students understand running your own business.

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