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Youth Employment Services

Outreach Employment Training: Learning to Earn

Jobs are about more than income. They’re about learning, self-sufficiency, relationships, and dignity. That’s why Outreach invests in comprehensive employment training and wrap-around services that support young adults ages 18-29 as they gain the necessary skills for healthy independence. Through Outreach Employment Training, young adults can participate in:

  • Tutoring
  • Paid work experience
  • Job skills training
  • Paid internships
  • Mental health counseling
  • Practical support

Employment Training

Summer Youth Employment

Employment Training

Employment Training

This is a job training program designed to empower young adults (18-24 years of age) to pursue their employment and career goals. They can do this through paid work opportunities, coaching, supportive case management, and career exploration.

Employment Training Centers have four components:

  • Classroom training in remedial education/GED studies, employment soft skills, basic computer skills, life skills and character development.
  • A paid internship, 25-30 hours per week, at a social enterprise or community service site.
  • A four-month, paid internship in the private sector in an industry of interest for the student.
  • Placement in permanent employment at either the internship site or in a related position, or enrollment in an apprenticeship program, technical school or junior college to access higher-skilled employment and career opportunities.

Summer Youth Employment

Summer Youth Employment

Summer youth employment services are offered for up to 35 high school students ages 15-18 at Outreach Carol Stream. Youth employment training for high school students has three components:

  • Classroom training in employment soft skills
  • Year round after-school academic support to retain high school enrollment
  • Summer internships within the organization in year one and in a private sector business, civic or non-profit organization in year two

 

This program achieves a 95% successful performance rate with on-the-job internships, and a 100% high school retention and graduation rate.