Youth Employment Programs
Apr 09, 2013
Youth Bureau Announces Applications for T.E.E.N. Works Program
The Rockland County Youth Bureau announces that applications are now available for the T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network) program, a workforce preparation and placement program funded by the County of Rockland. This 7-week program is designed to provide youth between the ages of 14 and 21, who meet eligibility requirements, with a meaningful experience in the workforce. The...
The Rockland County Youth Bureau currently runs two youth employment programs, T.E.E.N. Works and Project T.E.A.M. Read more about them below.
As a component of the Rockland County Youth Employment Program, the Youth Bureau has introduced its newest program, T.E.E.N. Works (Teen Employment Education Network). The program is designed to provide eligible youth with a meaningful experience in the workforce. This 7-week program offers pre-employment training and experiential activities to teens and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21. Participants receive 2 stipends of $250 each over the 7 weeks. Pending successful assessments and completion of the program, participants are provided job placement.
T.E.E.N. Works combines a curriculum designed to meet the needs of the participants with activities and lessons focusing on workplace competencies. Through classroom and site-based learning, participants have an opportunity to develop communication and interpersonal skills, positive attitudes and engage in service learning. At the completion of the program, participants will see themselves as respected, successful, contributing members of the workforce with strong goals for their future.
T.E.E.N. Works staff have a wealth of experience and are from diverse backgrounds. They are committed to the success of each participant and demonstrate a personal commitment to maximizing participant learning outcomes and motivation.
The Youth Bureau in collaboration with SUNY Rockland Community College developed Project T.E.A.M. (Teen Employment and Academic Mentoring). The program is designed to offer a paid work and training program for young adults 17-21 who are interested in beginning their college education at Rockland Community College during the fall.
The goal of Project T.E.A.M. is to prepare young adults to enter college enrolling in credit-bearing courses. Participants will benefit from having placement test preparation, life skills enhancement training and paid summer employment at RCC. They will also benefit from a college campus experience, access to faculty supports and a first-hand understanding of how the SUNY system works.
Accepted applicants will have the opportunity to work in various departments of the RCC campus. They will also receive paid academic mentoring that will prepare them for the RCC English and Math placement exams.
For more information on T.E.E.N. Works or Project T.E.A.M. please call 845-638-5166