Youth Career Training Program

We have partnered with Jefferson County- WIA to offer Short-Term Career Training for Youth. This is a program for men and women, ages 17-21 years old, who are WIA eligible. This program allows youth to not only receive certification for a rewarding career, but also to receive other training, readiness skills and supportive services needed to prepare youth for their future. This program is offered at no cost.

Certifications Include:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Phlebotomy Technician
  • Administrative Dental Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • National Retail Management Certification
  • Level 1 Green Jobs Construction Worker
  • Forklift Certification

*Classes are Monday-Thursday from 9:00am-4:30pm

*Training Sites are conveniently located and near bus routes

12 hours mandatory community service on Fridays during phases 1 & 2

The Youth Careers training program is completed in three phases -

Phase 1: Outreach Recruitment and Intake

Phase 2: Orientation, Life Skills, Job Readiness and Financial Literacy

*Under Phase 2 Students must complete all courses during Phase 2 and receive a referral to advance to Phase 3 - To receive a referral students must not have any disciplinaries and no excessive tardiness or absenteeism

Phase 3: Occupational Training and Certification and Post TABE

*All students must take the Post TABE before sitting for State Certification Exam

Students that have not earned their GED, are welcome to enroll in the Youth Careers Program. These students are required to enroll in the program's day and evening GED classes for GED training and testing before advancing to Phase 3.