Out of School Youth Program
The focus of the OneWorkSource Youth Program is to engage 16-24 year old participants, who qualify for the Youth Program, in a variety of educational enrichment activities that will enable them to make better educational and occupational decisions and help prepare them for the workforce.
Our mission is to place as many youth as possible in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings, while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment and opportunities to gain marketable skills; and to provide the community and businesses a view of our local emerging workforce at its best.
- To provide meaningful employment, training, education and supportive services to eligible out-of-school youth, ages 16-24.
- Career exploration, learning basic work skills, participating in a work experience, obtaining a High School Equivalency (HSE), and/or obtaining an occupational certification.
- A major benefit to the youth involved in the Youth Program is the opportunity to gain actual work experience, preferably in a career field that they have a desire to become involved with in the future.
If you are interested in the Out Of School Youth program, visit your local OneWorkSource and ask to speak with the Youth Counselor to see if you qualify
Benefit to Employers
This is a no-risk program for employers. The cost of all wages and Workman's Compensation is fully covered for the duration of the program (up to 6 months). While the employer may choose to hire the trainee at the end of the work experience program, there is no obligation to do so.
Not sure what career or major to choose
The following resources can help you make decisions by providing career exploration, self-assessment (fun tests) and more!
- Career Development eManual - Prepared to help guide you through the necessary steps, whether looking for your 1st or your 21st job.
- Personality Assessment - Personality is what makes you unique! The better you know yourself, the better your career choices! find out if you are an extrovert or introvert, and what that means to your career choices.
- The Career Interests Game - This is a game designed to help you match your interests and skills with similar careers.
- Quintessential Careers - An article on choosing a career, with steps to guide you, and resource links for assessment and other tools to help you in your decision making process.
Interested in going to college
The following links will help you decide on a college and apply for financial aid