Individualized employment counseling. Talk with a trained counselor about your employment obstacles.
Interest and skills inventory. Explore your career interests and the steps needed to get you there.
Employment Skills Training. Learn about training and educational opportunities to build the skills you need to reach your employment goals.
Job Search Assistance. We can help you with your job search, resume writing and interview skills.
Direct work experience. For some youth, we are able to offer temporary paid positions to help you gain experience and explore a field of interest.
Financial support. Assistance may be available to help with some training and education costs.
Can you answer yes to any of the following questions?- Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?
- Having trouble finding a job?
- Unsure what employers are looking for?
- Do you need help researching schools and training opportunities?
- Do you need help writing a resume and practicing interview skills?
- Are you ready to show employers you are hard working?
- Are you ready to make the commitment to succeed?
Are you eligible?If you are between the ages of 16 and 24, and you have any of the following barriers to employment:
- Dropped out of high school
- Have a disability
- Homeless or ran away from home
- In foster care or aged out a system
- Pregnant or parenting
- Trouble with the law
- English is your second language
- Trouble reading or writing
The first step in the application process is to contact your local Youth Employment Counselor. They will guide you through the application process and determine eligibility. The application process typically takes 2-4 weeks and involves a series of meetings that cover:
Eligibility determination including gathering documents and assessment interviews
Making sure you are a fit for our program - we are looking for youth who are motivated and ready to take the next steps to improve their lives!
Discussion of career and educational goals.
Participants in the Youth Workforce Solutions program will not be discriminated against based on race, creed, color, disability, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliations, or beliefs.
"I was having difficulty finding employment on my own, so I came to Youth Employment Services to discuss my barriers. Since then I have succeeded in securing employment and learning new office skills."
"The work experience at Youth Employment Services provided me with the skills I need to be in a professional setting and gave me the confidence to pursue my education. I'm on my way to being a medical assistant."
"At Youth Employment Services I found out about jobs. I found out that I could go to school and work at the same time. This is where I learned how to prepare for the real world. It is a great program to find an opportunity."
"Youth Employment Services is a great experience for anyone who either does not know what they want for a career or does not know quite how to get there."