Job Readiness Training

Learn of the Fundamentals of the Workplace: The Youth Program offers eligible youth the opportunity to receive job readiness training, which consists of learning the fundamental expectations that employers have with employees, such as, dressing appropriately for the job, arriving to work ahead of time, notifying the employer of an absence or tardiness, as well as how to work with others. Gain paid or unpaid work experience with a participating employer in your community. Job readiness training is provided to any eligible youth whether or not they are entering a work experience activity. 

Eligibility: An individual must be between the ages of 14-24, low income and meet at least one of the following barriers to employment:

  1. School dropout (individual is no longer attending any school and has not received a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent);
  2. Basic skills deficient (individuals that have English, writing or computing skills at or below the 8th grade level on a generally accepted standardized test);
  3. Homeless youth, a runaway, in foster care or has aged out of the foster care system, or in an out-of-home placement;
  4. Pregnant or parenting;
  5. A disability, to include learning disabilities;
  6. Low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an education program or to secure or hold employment;
  7. Offender or
  8. Meets the local workforce innovation and opportunity board's definition of an eligible youth facing serious barriers.

Take the First Step Today: Contact us at the closest workforce center to you and ask to speak with a youth services representative.