Capital Workforce Partners is gearing up for the 2017 Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program!
There are a few changes to this year's process so please read all the details below:
To be eligible for the SYELP program, youth must:
Be at between 14-21 years old as of July 1, 2017
Live in the North Central Region
Be enrolled in school at the time you apply (up to grade 12)
Be eligible to work in the United States
You may also have to meet one of the following income requirements:
Be eligible for free or reduced lunch; or
Be receiving food stamps or cash assistance from the state; or
Be a foster child with a DCF worker; or
Be a member of a family with income below a certain amount
**NEW** Priority Youth: If you meet the following criteria, you will receive priority status during the intake and selection process.
Reside in one of the following towns:
A rising junior, senior or 2017 high school graduate, with an attendance rate of 90% or better
**NEW** If you are interested in applying for the SYELP program please contact a provider directly. SYELP providers will be responsible for recruiting, screening and selecting eligible participants.
OIC of New Britain
Priority town to be served: New Britain
Contact: Ashley Quinones
Town of Vernon
Priority town to be served: Vernon
Contact: Kimberly McTighe
Please be aware that funding for the program has not yet been finalized. We encourage you to contact your local elected official to show your support for the program.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT and training PROGRAMS
Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act programs, for youth, who are not currently in school, provide access to training and skills building activities that will result in jobs and self-sustaining careers.
The Capital Workforce Partners Summer Youth Employment and Learning Program is a 5-6 week, summer “work and learn” experience in July and August designed for students between 8th – 12th grades. Students are trained using the Capital Workforce Partners Career Competencies System.
Designed for High School students, this programming aims to provide meaningful exposure to the private sector workplace through initiatives such as: career exploration days, job shadowing opportunities, field trips and company tours, internships and pre-apprenticeships and job readiness/career competency training.
Year Round - Career Pathways Program for Promise Zone Youth - This program is designed for youth, both in-school and out-of-school, residing in the Promise Zone area of Hartford. Businesses offering worksite experiences do not need to be located in the Promise Zone.
New Britain YouthBuild - This program is designed for youth 17+, residing in New Britain, who are in need of attaining their GED and who have an interest in construction related trades.
REAL LIVES CHANGED
CAPITAL WORKFORCE PARTNERS' CAREER COMPETENCIES
What businesses say "you" need to be successful in getting and holding a job. Learn more on our Career Competencies page.
Looking for a job? Visit our Virtual Career Planning Center.