The American Job Centers and partners can help youth and young adults achieve their career and educational goals!
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.