Job-training at ¡YouthWorks! focuses on successful integration into the work world. It prepares youth with education, basic job skills, and responsible work habits.
Over the years, our job training has grown to include job placement services. In the course of a year, ¡YouthWorks! leverages funds from various grants and contracts to cover wages and stipends for approximately 200 young people in job training, apprenticeships, and job placements.
Apprenticeships and More
Our young people work in a variety of jobs. We place young people with local nonprofits and businesses such as landscaping firms and plumbing companies, and we offer entrepreneurial training for small business start-ups.
From River Restoration to Home Building
We have our own work crews developing skills in river restoration and wildland firefighting and land management. Our young people build homes with Habitat for Humanity and work on crews rehabilitating homes for qualified low-income home buyers.
From Catering to Healthcare
We teach culinary skills and run our own catering company, and we offer personal care assistant training that leads to certification and placements in the growing healthcare field.
How Your Company Could Participate
For more detailed information about the job skills our young people could bring to your business, click here and scroll down to read about our job training programs.
If you would like to participate in our apprenticeship program or simply get more information about the program, please call Devin Baldwin, our Workforce Innovation Program Coordinator, at (505) 989-1855 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.