The Youth One Stop Career Center assists young people achieve their career goals by providing workshops, access to the Resource Room, and job placement assistance. The Resource Room is a computer lab for participants to work on their résumés, online job applications, school projects, etc. It also contains a “Hot Jobs Board” which has several youth-friendly job postings from local companies.
On a year-round basis, jobseekers can be connected to private employer partners depending on availability and suitability. 14-24 year-olds residing in a low-income household may be eligible to receive a 120 hour paid internship in an industry of their preference to build entry-level job skills through the YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program (funded by Commonwealth Corporation). Eligibility and enrollment into programs is determined by the availability of funds.
In addition to walk-in tutoring, YouthWorks has partnered with agencies that offer in-school services, HiSET preparation, college transition and financial assistance, and occupational skills training. Upon intake, staff will informally identify suitability and/or eligibility for specific programs and make appropriate referrals.