The Workforce Investment
Act (WIA)Title I Youth
provides employment and training services to eligible youth possessing
specific barriers to employment. Program focus is on comprehensive youth
services consisting of ten program elements which can be grouped around
four major themes:
educational achievement (including
such elements as tutoring, study skills training, and instruction
leading to secondary school completion; dropout out prevention strategies,
and alternative secondary school offerings).
for and succeeding in employment (including career guidance,
opportunity to earn work-related credentials, work readiness training,
and paid work experience opportunities.)
youth (including meeting supportive services needs and providing
adult mentoring, follow-up services, and comprehensive guidance and
services intended to develop the potential of youth as citizens and
leaders (including leadership development opportunities).
Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The SYEP provides eligible youth between
the ages of 14 - 20 with summer employment and educational opportunities.
Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies,
non-profits and private sector businesses. The program runs approximately
6 to 8 weeks in July and August. The SYEP strives to:
- Emphasize real-world labor expectations
- Increase awareness of services offered by local community
- based programs
- Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial
& literacy training, academic improvement and social growth
Applications are Currently Available
Our mission is to place as many
youth as possible in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings,
while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment and opportunities
to gain marketable skills; and to provide the community and businesses
a view of our local emerging workforce.
The employer is responsible for direct
supervision, attendance, evaluations and to assure that the youth is
working in a safe and healthful environment. Employers must abide by
the New York State Child Labor Laws and comply with the requirements
provided in the Supervisors Handbook provided by the county. Wages and
Workers Compensation are the responsibility of the County.
We are always seeking employers to
become worksites for our youth participants.
For additional information to become
a worksite please contact our staff.
Please Click Here
to initiate the registration process.