The American Job Centers and partners can help youth and young adults achieve their career and educational goals!
Interested in applying for the Youth Program or know someone who might qualify? Let us know! (Completed forms can be emailed to
One size does NOT fit all! Everyone has a different Career Path. Thankfully, our youth program is designed to meet everyone's needs!
DO YOU NEED TO OBTAIN YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA (Hi-SET?)
Adult Education, as part of the Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides services to adults to build the knowledge and skills necessary for high school equivalency (HiSET), employment, post-secondary opportunities, and economic self-sustainability. For more information on how to enroll, visit Adult Education's website here. Other services are also offered to help achieve success:
- Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence based dropout prevention and recovery strategies.
- Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services.
- Financial literacy education.
READY TO ENTER POSTSECONDARY TRAINING?
Students may receive scholarships for up to two years for approved programs at community colleges, TCATs, private providers, and four-year institutions (last two years). Our scholarships cover up to $4,000 per year after other federal and state financial aid has been applied. Scholarships can cover required tuition, fees, books, supplies, uniforms, tools, etc.
* Some individuals do both training and work-based learning at the same time
READY TO ENTER THE WORKFORCE?
- Dyersburg State Community College serves as the employer and provides workers' compensation insurance.
- Individuals earn 100% of the typical wage of the position serving as a paid intern.
Interns may work up to 37.5 hours per week for up to 6 months. - Paid Internship / Work Experience Program
- Program staff work with employers to identify worksites that fit students career goals/pathway.
- Students can work part-time or full-time hours for up to 6 months and are paid the typical wage for the position.
- Education and workforce preparation activities for a specific occupation.
- Leadership development opportunities.
- Adult mentoring.
- Follow-up services.
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling.
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Labor market and employment information.
* Some individuals do both training and work-based learning at the same time.
INTERESTED IN A PRE-APPRENTICESHIP?
- Registered Electrical Apprenticeship Preparation (REAP)
Supportive services help with items that are necessary to enable an individual to participate in training or job placements.
- Gas cards for students who commute for postsecondary training for Work-Based Learning (Work Experience).
- Financial Assistance and/or testing for the National Career Readiness Certificate.
- Financial Assistance for work experience related costs such as work attire, background checks, driver's license fees, etc.