Young people ages of 16 and 24 face an unemployment rate more than twice the overall rate.

An estimated 5.25 million youth nationwide are connected to neither work nor schooling, representing nearly a third of the unemployed labor force. Failing to address the skills development and employment needs of young adults brings serious consequences for communities.

SERVICES

The workforce development system tailors services specifically for young adults (ages 16-24) to provide high school and college-aged students with the resources they need to build sustainable, lifelong careers. By getting an early start, young adults set themselves up for success sooner in life, increasing their lifelong earning potential.

The traditional college route doesn’t fit every lifestyle, and the workforce development network matches young adults with career training programs and entry-level positions that offer room to grow. Where remedial skills and credentials are needed, certified counselors craft personalized plans.

Drop by the Youth & Young Adult Center to get started.

Successful young people

SERVICES

  • High school completion
  • Career aptitude & skill assessments
  • Post-secondary training & education information
  • Scholarships for continued education & training
  • Leadership skills
  • Interview & Job Search skills
  • Work experience
  • Career Mentoring
Are you looking for someone to talk to today? Do you want to sit down with someone face to face? Please contact or visit the Youth & Young Adult Center! Staff there is happy to help you begin and tailor a career plan that fits your needs

OTHER RESOURCES

REACH Center

The REACH Center in Tacoma focuses on equipping and emboldening young people to succeed in education and employment. Its Resource Room is available to anyone aged 16 to 24 who needs computer access, mentoring and help reaching their college and career goals.

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CAREER EXPLORATION EVENTS

Are you looking for an immersive experience to jump start your career planning? WorkForce Central hosts programs and events to connect young adults directly with local employers. Learn more about:

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Are you looking for an immersive experience to jump start your career planning?

WorkForce Central hosts programs and events to connect young adults directly with local employers. Learn more about:

Career Day
Pierce County Career Day's logo in black text with red toned details.
JobFest
Jobfest Logo
Summer Jobs 253
SummerJobs253 logo