Young Adult Employment Opportunities
What is the Young Adult Program?
The program is a federally funded program that provides eligible young adults assistance in achieving academic and employment success.
What does the Young Adult Program Do?
- Assists out-of-school youth (OSY) in obtaining a GED
- Provides year-round education and employment opportunities
- Assesses barriers for individuals and facilitates in eliminating them
What Services are available through the Young Adult Program?
- Tutoring and instruction leading to a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
- Alternative secondary school offerings
- Paid and unpaid work experiences
- Summer or other opportunities throughout the year
- Pre-apprenticeship programs
- Internships and job shadowing
- On the job training opportunities
- Occupational skills training
- Leadership development activities
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring
- Follow up services
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Education offered concurrently with workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster
- Financial literacy education
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Labor market information
- Activities to help young adults prepare for post-secondary education and training
Who is eligible?
- Individuals between the ages of 16-24
- High school dropouts
- Recipient of secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is low income and is either basic skills deficient or an English language learner
- Someone who is or has been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system
- A homeless individual, a runaway, an individual who is in foster care or who has aged out, a person eligible for assistance under section 477 of the SSA or an individual who is in an out-of-home placement
- Someone who is pregnant or parenting
- A low income individual who requires additional assistance to enter an educational program or to secure/hold employment