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On the job with 2016 Summer Youth Employment Participants

# Youth

Programs funded by Workforce Alliance provide South Central CT youth and young adults with career exploration and guidance, support for

educational attainment, and opportunities for skills training for in-demand industries and occupations.

Our popular Summer Youth Employment Program helps over 1,000 South Central CT youth and young adults every year, and special programs

offer additional options.

Frequently Asked Questions:


What Programs are available?

Click on "School Based/In-School" or "Out-of-School" to see all programs and contacts.

Workforce Alliance funds programs directly within schools up to 12th grade (In-School) and for young adults who are no longer enrolled (Out of

School). Both include include classroom and hands-on instruction and may result in an industry credential or employment. They also include:

(1) Financial Literacy

(2) Entrepreneurial skills training

(3) Labor market and employment information in the local area

(4) Help transitioning to post-secondary education and training; (5) Education with workforce preparation activities and training for a specific

occupation or industry.


WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR YOUTH PROGRAMS?

We encourage youth to explore training options based first on whether they are in-school or out-of-school, and contact directly the organization

providing the program. Eligibility criteria is outlined below under More FAQs and will be verified by Workforce Alliance staff. For questions on

eligibility, contact Aurora Grant at (203) 624-1493 x 246 or agrant@workforcealliance.biz.


How Do I Apply for the Summer Youth Employment Program?

Each year, Workforce Alliance and its partners in South Central CT provide paid work experience over summer vacation. Click on Summer Youth

Employment to see our list of participating towns and organizations.


WHAT OTHER OPTIONS ARE THERE?

ITXpress

Workforce Alliance offers 17-29-year-olds training and support services to work the Information Technology field.

Eligible applicants must be permanent US residents, living in Connecticut, age 17-29, and out of high school. Those who are unemployed or

underemployed working part-time, outside your chosen field or below your education level are encouraged to participate. Transportation

assistance available.

Contact Career Navigator Matthew Reid for details: (203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz or:

Click to Complete Inquiry Form and Attend an Information Session


Featured Partner: YouthBuild, New Haven

EMERGE YouthBuild is a USDOL funded pre-apprenticeship program offering crew members the opportunity to earn a weekly performance-based

stipend while working towards attaining five construction credentials and a high school diploma. YouthBuild is actively recruiting for its 2017 spring

class and encourages New Haven residents ages 17-24 who are disconnected from school or employment to apply. For more information or to

apply, contact youthbuild@emergect.net or (203) 535-0940.


Looking to Partner?

Looking to partner on Youth programs, host a town-based program, or provide summer or year-round employment? Contact John Brancato at

(203) 867-4030 x 237 or jbrancato@workforcealliance.biz.


Youth Committee

See the South Central CT leaders and partners who help guide our efforts and priorities.


Featured Resource: Get My Future

A mobile-friendly resource for career, training and job search resources for young adults from the U.S. Department of Labor.

GetMyFuture.org

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More FAQs:

Who Qualifies For School-Based or "In-School" Programs?

1) Attending School; and

2) Age 14-21 years old; and

3) Within federally-mandated income guidelines; and

4) Demonstrates at least one of the following:

Basic skills deficient; English language learner; an ex-offender; homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system; pregnant or

parenting; an individual with a disability; person who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure and

hold employment.


What Does It Mean To Qualify As "Out-of-School"?

1) Not attending any school; and

2) Age 16-24 years old; and

3) Demonstrates at least one of the following:

School dropout; within age of compulsory attendance but has not attended for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter;

holds a secondary school diploma or recognized equivalent and is low-income and is basic skills deficient or an English language learner; subject to

the juvenile or adult justice system; homeless, runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system, eligible for assistance under Section

477 of the Social Security Act, or in out-of-home placement; pregnant or parenting; an individual with a disability; low income person who requires

additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment.