Youth Employment Program

 

The Youth Employment Program(YEP) is open to young adults ages 16 through 24, residing in Polk County. Applicants are exposed to real-world experiences to gain an understanding about the world of work.  Through this initiative, eligible young adults will garner meaningful skills through their exposure with host agencies for a duration of 10 weeks.

Selected participants will work in entry-level jobs in a variety of industries including:

  • Clerical/Computers
  • Community/Recreation
  • Education/Childcare
  • Financial Services
  • Government/Insurance
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Hospitality/Customer Service
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate/Property
  • Retail/Sales

*Industries may be limited in some areas.

YEP also provides mandatory workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy, and opportunities to continue education and employment.  Participants that meet the eligibility requirements including background check and drug screen will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis depending on availability.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment 863.508.1100 x3342.