Participating youth can explore work experiences through paid and unpaid internships and receive job search assistance.
Employment & Work Experience
Training & Education
Through the youth program, participants can receive funding for post-secondary education and training.
Explore youth-focused supportive services including basic skills assessment, career exploration, job searching, resume writing, interviewing prep, one-on-one career coaching, and many more services.
Youth between the ages of 16-24 with an employment or educational barrier may be eligible for assistance. Contact a Youth Talent Development Specialist to determine eligibility.
Youth Services are customized to the needs of the individuals. Contact a Youth Talent Development Specialist to get started.
Outreach & Events
Explore upcoming career readiness and exploration events and opportunities designed specifically for young adults.
The Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act – Youth Program provides individuals ages 16-24 with opportunities for Educational Enhancement Funding and paid internships that connect youth to local organizations/companies within high demand industry sectors.
Be in Demand.
Check out the following info to learn why a high-demand career is the way to go!
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Meet Your Youth Focused Talent Development Specialists
Kelsie knew she needed to find a career, not just a better job to create a better life for her and her children. Just trying to stay afloat and continue to recover from addiction, she realized she needed more training and education to meet her goal. Kelsie put 100% of herself into successfully completing her training and earn her Associate’s degree in Business Administration from GCTC. While earning her Associates’ degree, Kelsie was employed at BCBG MaxAzria but then was laid off related to COVID-19. She has returned to BCBG MaxAzria part-time while still exploring full-time employment opportunities. Kelsie always maintained open lines of communication with her handful of different caseworkers. She stuck with school the entire time, while also working full time, and had no issues completing her assigned tasks to fulfill her goal of supporting her family.
Megan was having difficulties being a new mother and faced adversity related to the negative stigma of her past. Working with a Kentucky Career Center Youth Talent Development Specialist, she received career coaching and training. Megan earned her Dental Assistance Certification using WIOA training funds while also developing her skill set. Her new skills and high motivation allowed Megan to face new challenges to overcome significant barriers to achieve her goals. Megan looks forward to a long and successful career in the dental field and now works at a Pediatric Dental Office. She has been inspired to push forward, care for her child, and reach every goal despite whatever obstacles cross her path.