Adolescent Workforce Development Program

The Jefferson County Family Resource Center provides intensive, assessment, and case planning by working with families to build goal-directed, individualized action plans designed to identify & address barriers to success. Case management services include a coordinated referral process to other service providers, including follow-up and family advocacy.

Programming for Educational, Career, Training, Basic Literacy, Vocational/Technical and More!

The Adolescent Workforce Development Program provides educational and career training, GED & Basic Literacy services, Vocational/Technical Training, and support services to court-involved 16–19 year old youth.

Our program designed to provide young people with the skills and knowledge they need to enter the workforce and succeed in their careers. The program typically focuses on providing training and education in areas such as job readiness, career exploration, and job-specific skills.

Some common components of our Adolescent Workforce Development Programs include:

  1. Job readiness training: This includes skills such as resume writing, interview skills, and workplace etiquette.
  2. Career exploration: Programs often provide opportunities for young people to explore different career paths and gain exposure to different industries.
  3. Job-specific skills training: Programs may offer training in specific skills related to the types of jobs that are in demand in the local job market.
  4. Work-based learning opportunities: This can include internships, job shadowing, or other hands-on experiences that allow young people to gain real-world experience in a particular industry or job.
  5. Mentorship and support: Programs often provide mentorship and support to young people, helping them to navigate the challenges of entering the workforce and build connections with professionals in their chosen field.

The goal of Adolescent Workforce Development Programs is to help young people build the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their careers, and to connect them with opportunities to gain practical experience and build professional networks. By providing these resources and support, these programs can help young people to become more confident, self-sufficient, and successful in their lives and careers.

Here are some more details about each of these components:

  1. Educational and Career Training: The program provides educational and career training to court-involved youth, helping them to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the workforce. This includes courses in basic skills such as reading, writing, and math, as well as career-specific training in fields such as healthcare, construction, or technology.
  2. GED and Basic Literacy Services: The program offers GED and basic literacy services to court-involved youth who have not completed high school. This includes classes and resources to help them prepare for the GED exam and improve their basic literacy skills.
  3. Vocational/Technical Training: The program provides vocational and technical training to help court-involved youth develop skills and knowledge in specific industries or trades. This can include hands-on training and certification programs in fields such as construction, healthcare, or technology.
  4. Support Services: The program offers a range of support services to help court-involved youth navigate the challenges of transitioning to adulthood and the workforce. This can include mentoring, counseling, and assistance with job placement and career development.

Overall, the Adolescent Workforce Development Program provides court-involved youth with the education, training, and support they need to succeed in the workforce and build a bright future. By providing these resources and services, the program aims to reduce recidivism rates and improve outcomes for court-involved youth.

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