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If you are a young adult between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, the WPWDB's "Youth Employment Services" program will help you to achieve success on the job and with educational goals. Each of our programs has WIOA-eligibility requirements. If eligible, we can assist you in finding paid work experience, getting a better job, or completing an education or occupational training program so that you can work towards being self-sufficient.

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There are 14 primary areas available to young adults through our "Youth Employment Services" program:

  • Tutoring & Study Skills
  • Assistance to obtain your GED
  • Short-term employment so you may earn cash while you obtain a credential
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences or On the Job Training
  • Obtain valuable credentials through short term training
  • Leadership Development
  • Supportive Services to help you while you are in training or just begin your job
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services to provide support for your success
  • Comprehensive career guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy to help you manage your finances, improve your credit score and increase your net worth
  • Entrepreneurial skills training 
  • Career exploration and development
  • College and career education and training

Our programs are designed to do more than just help you get a job or complete your education.

Are You Out of School?

The WPWDB offers specific employment occupational training, educational and leadership opportunities for youth who are not in school. These are free programs and services.

Special services are available for:
  • Youth who have dropped out of school
  • Youth who have a high school diploma or GED who need job search assistance, basic skills training, or further training to earn a higher wage.

Jobs are available in a variety of occupations. As a young adult, you are assigned to a career specialist, who will work to match you to the most appropriate educational opportunity and/or career and more.  

Whether you are looking for a full-time or part-time job; deciding on an educational or training program; and working on a career plan; or you are not sure what you want to do, you will find what you need at one of our four Virginia Workforce Centers working with your career specialist.