2016 Youth of the Year
Out-of-School Youth Programs
Arizona@Work Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program --
Out-of-school youth 16 to 24 years of age may receive:
Through WIOA, youth and young adults are assisted in building a career where they engage in meaningful work, and earn a living wage or better. From meeting basic academic requirements for entry in a career-training program, to career-entry placements, this program helps participants address their barriers and challenges to achieving long-term self-sufficiency.
Must be 16 to 24 years old, out-of-school, and at least one of the following barriers to education and/or employment must be applicable:
For more information or to enroll in WIOA, contact the Programs Director at (520) 623-5843 x 2019 or by email.
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After-School Work Experience Program
After-School Work Experience Program (WEX) -- in-school youth participants are placed in a job after school for approximately 10 hours per week for a 12 week period. Youth develop basic soft skills to support present and future economic independence while earning income. The application process for this program is currently closed. Check back regularly for important dates.
Summer Youth Employment Program
Summer Youth Employment and Education Program (SYEP) -- participants are waged for 30 hours per week for a five-week period during the summer. There are three participant placements (based on academic test scores):
The application process for this program closed on March 10, 2017
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For information about after-school or summer programs, contact the Programs Director at (520) 623-5843 x 2019 or by email.
Career Internships provide career exposure and training for youth. Careers in healthcare, biotechnology, logistics and machinist trades are currently featured components of the program. Follow-up support is provided to help participants take their next career steps – from entry-employment to enrolling in a career-certification, training program.
For information about career internships, contact the Programs Director at (520) 623-5843 x 2019 or by email.
Good Futures Face Forward 3 Program
Now recruiting for the Good Futures Face Forward 3 Program. For eligibility or to enroll, contact (520) 623-5843 x 2007
Workforce Development Services in Arizona@Work / Pima County One-Stop
Employability Skills for Youth
Workshops cover transferable skills, including but not limited to, preparing employment applications; preparing for and participating in a job interview; writing an effective electronic resume; importance of cover and thank you letters; conducting a job search; and successfully retaining employment.
Youth Financial Literacy
Workshops help participants develop a basic budget and savings plan. Workshop covers topics including, but not limited to, understanding a paycheck, various monetary instruments and basic budgeting methods.
Workshop encourages: development and confidence in one's strengths; responsible decision-making; effective problem-solving; employability; self-determination; and other positive social behaviors.
Researching Career Pathways for Youth
Participants gain a better understanding of careers which are likely to lead to personal success.
Understanding Employer Expectation
Workshops focus on common employer expectations to improve job performance and retention.
Pathways to Justice Careers for Youth
In collaboration with Pima Prevention Partnership (lead agency), Tucson Urban League, the Pima County One-Stop/Arizona@Work and other collaborators, the Pathways to Justice Careers program provides youth exploration opportunities, after school, in public service careers such as, but not limited to, law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services (EMS) and more.