Youth Support Services

Employment Programs For Youth

America’s Job Center of California

America’s Job Center of California offers multiple job training and support services to help our youth enhance their skill sets or prepare for job interviews. Our support includes resume building, dressing up for success, no cost skill training from computer classes to nursing programs and many other opportunities. Please contact your local AJCC or Youth@Work Counsellor.

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Youth@Work provides youth ages 14-24 with comprehensive services preparing youth for the 21st Century workplace. Services include: work experience, personal enrichment training, academic and career counseling, advanced career services, and supportive services to complete program goals. Youth@Work services are delivered according to a three tiered level service structure:

  1. Work Based Learning (Level I)
  2. Academic and Career Development (Level II)
  3. Advanced Career Services (Level III)

Services may be accessed as a progression or as determined by individual need

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The Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP)

The Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) The Countywide Youth Bridges Program (CYBP) provides at-risk and disconnected youth with career exposure opportunities within the County of Los Angeles which is a path to a full-time employment as a LA County employee. The program provides youth with resources such as supportive services and personal enrichment training that will help prepare them for future success. More importantly, the CYBP will ultimately introduce youth to various career pathways within the public sector. CYBP provides meaningful career exposure within the County by offering a three-step program. The first step is Youth@Work Paid Internship, followed by a year Youth Worker Training Program in a County Job which finally leads to a full time job with the County

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HIRE:LAX Program provides local residents access to enroll in a comprehensive, construction apprenticeship preparation program offered by select public agencies or community partners. The pre-apprenticeship MC3 certification training includes soft skill development, work readiness mentoring and participant assistance. HIRE:LAX provides participants with an opportunity to meet and interview with construction unions and select a specialization throughout the training course to ensure that that they will successful establish a career in the construction trades Upon completion, program graduates are competitively positioned for placement consideration on a Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) construction project through its contractors and local craft unions. Veterans and women are strongly encouraged to participate in the program. This is a program by WDACS in partnership with Los Angeles World Airports, Parsons, Flintridge and construction labor unions to provide a construction industry-based cohort program.

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Housing, Welfare and Meals Programs

Youth Programs at Community Centers

Our community centers offer skill based training, internship and volunteering programs for the youth. We offer multiple other programs such as intergenerational classes to help youth interact and collaborate with our older adults. Select locations offer after school programs. We are looking to work with you. Please contact your local community center.

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Emergency Food Assistance Program

WDACS also provides food assistance to families, older adults and other individuals at community and senior centers through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. Please contact your local center for more information. Click on your closest service center link below to learn more.

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