Youth Workforce Program

As young people finish their high school education and begin thinking about their future, many realize that they lack the skills employers desire. Without skills, youth remain stuck in low paying jobs with very little hope for advancement. The Youth Workforce Program is designed to assist young people from Clark and Cowlitz Counties as they begin employment or complete their secondary or post-secondary education.

The Youth Workforce Program's Workforce Development Specialists work closely with youth to develop an individual plan, taking into account the youth's interests, skills and motivation. Most youth remain in the program for 9 to 18 months, gaining additional education through classes, academic support for secondary or post secondary education or training, and real world work experience. Further, the youth gains exposure to multiple careers, communities, businesses, opportunities for leadership development and gains a greater understanding of his/her skills and abilities.

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Fall Opportunities

Need Microsoft Office training, an updated resume' or to explore career options? Then it's time to check out upcoming courses and events planned for this Fall.

Also, if you are thinking about moving out on your own, or with a roommate, join our Rent Well series and upon completion, receive a landlord certification voucher.

Find out more at Courses and Events

Interested? Sign up now! Call your Specialist today or call:
P: 360.750.7500, x290  |  TDD: 360.750.7570

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Do you qualify?

ESD 112 is an equal opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

To see if you qualify, please see our Application page »