Q: What can Youth Employment Service offer me?
A: If you are a youth between the ages of 14 and 24, there are several services we provide for you. We run a career exploration and leadership program called Project Success, which runs through the school year and meets once every other week for seminars on topics like resume writing, mock interviews, and career research. Those who complete the program will also be matched with a mentor based on the career field of their interest, and will have an opportunity for job shadowing provided that they complete all necessary requirements.
For those who qualify, we also run a Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides work experience at one of our contracted worksites for 5-6 weeks, 35 hours/week at minimum wage. Participants will be evaluated on their progress as they work to improve their employability skills, as well as earn some summer spending money.
For youth who are out of high school but did not receive their diploma, we offer services through the PA CareerLink for GED programs and training.
Also, through our partnerships and connections with many business leaders and community members, we can assist youth in job searches for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment, as well as opportunities for job shadowing and internships.
Q: Where is Youth Employment Service located?
A: We are located in the PA CareerLink office in Tannersville, right off of Route 611 in Merchants Plaza (the same plaza as the Tannersville post office, diagonal from Friendly’s Restaurant).
Q: How do I sign up for Youth Employment Service programs?
A: Our applications (with the exception of Out-of-School Youth) are available here on our website. The next step is to stop by the PA CareerLink in Tannersville, and enroll in our computer system. You do not need an appointment to enroll; our hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm. Paper applications for Project Success and Summer Youth Employment Program are also available at the front desk of CareerLink after you are enrolled in the system – if you have not already applied online.
Q: What other information does Youth Employment Service offer?
A: We can offer information on Child Labor Laws, forms for Working Papers for underage youth, services for youth and their family members provided by PA CareerLink, and more.