The city of Palmdale is accepting registration for its next session of the Palmdale Works! Youth Job Academy.

The academy is free and open to youths ages 15 to 18 years. Preregistration is required. Interested students may apply online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/youth. Registration closes Jan. 24.

Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays Feb. 4 through 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Chimbole Cultural Center, 38550 Sierra Hwy., in Palmdale. 

Created in 2008 to assist youth in preparing for the competitive job market, the Youth Job Academy assists students in seeking employment, applying and interviewing for jobs, as well as developing strong work skills to ultimately keep the job.

During the course of the program, Academy students will be taught how to dress and prepare for a job interview, meet employers from local businesses. Participants must attend each session to graduate. 

For more information, call (661) 267-5400.