Workforce Readiness programs assist youth in gaining the career skills needed to secure meaningful employment. Embedded in these activities are financial capability services to help youth learn about banking, savings, credit, managing debt, and budgeting. Youth ages 14-17 also have access to hands-on “work-to-learn” youth businesses in arts, digital media, and carpentry, which offer youth the opportunity to learn occupational and life skills while expressing themselves through creative endeavors.
This is accomplished through:
- Career Competency Development Training (soft skills, resume writing, job shadowing)
- Service Learning including our Youth Service Corps
- Entrepreneurial & Business Skills
- Subsidized/Un-subsidized Internships
- Employment Placements
- Employment Retention
This work leads to internship completion and meaningful employment.