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On the job with 2016 Summer Youth Employment Participants

# Youth

ITXPress: Train for Jobs in Information Technology

Workforce Alliance offers training and support services including internships and incentives for employers to young adults ages 17-29 with a desire to land jobs or move up into jobs like these in IT:

  • Software Developer (Applications and Systems Software)
  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Cybersecurity Specialist

Eligible applicants must be 17-29, out of high school, unemployed or underemployed working outside your chosen field or below potential given your level or education. Transportation assistance available.

Contact Career Navigator Matthew Reid for details:

(203) 867-4030 x 287 or mreid@workforcealliance.biz

or:

Complete the form at right to receive information.

This program is funded in whole or part by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment & Training Administration through the TechHire Initiative. Equal opportunity employer program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for people with disabilities.

Job Readiness and Training for In-School Youth and Young Adults

Summer Youth Employment Program

Youth Committee

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.

Are you eligible?

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for In-School Youth Programs?

In-School Youth must be:

1) Attending School; and

2) Age 14-21 years old; and

3) Within income guidelines; and

4) Demonstrate 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.

How about Out-of-School Youth or Young Adult?

An Out-of-School Youth must be:

1) Not attending any school; and

2) Age 16-24 years old; and

3) Demonstrate 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, 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

What do Youth programs provide?

Youth programs have and always will provide career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, all with the ultimate goal of a good job with a clear career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education

New federal guidelines also require:

(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.