The Youth Employment Program provides youth ages 12 through 24 with opportunities to learn about the world of work through job training, life-skills development programs and full and part-time employment.
The local business community calls on us to help fill their jobs because we provide pre-screened, qualified, candidates.
INDIVIDUALS INTERESTED IN POSTING A JOB
If you are a local business owner or White Plains resident who would like to post a part-time, full-time or seasonal employment opportunity to be filled by one of our pre-screened, qualified, candidates 14-24 years of age please email Janet Spencer @ firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief job description, requirements, and your contact information.
Click below to see what Summer Youth Employment did the summer of 2014:
To register and be considered for one of our employment opportunities please contact Janet Spencer at 422-1378 or stop in and meet with her at WPHS in H-cafeteria or the WP Youth Bureau office on Amherst Place.
ANNUAL JOB FAIR & SUMMER EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM
JOB FAIR: Date and location: To be announced Once you have submitted an approved application packet, identification and resume you will be invited to the Job Fair. You MUST attend the Job Fair to be considered for a summer job.
An employment program designed to give 14-17 year olds a hands-on career experience via gardening, nutrition and an environmental education-based curriculum.
JUNIOR COUNSELOR TRAINING PROGRAM
This is a first time, paid job experience for those who love children. Participants work in local After School Centers as Teachers Aids Monday-Thursday and home work related skills on Fridays. Offered in 6-8 week cycles October-April.
WHITE PLAINS WORKS: CULINARY TRAINING PROGRAM
Provides youth 17 - 24 years of age with hands-on training and a paid field internship at a local restaurant. Participants will graduate with the skills and knowledge required for entry level employment in the culinary industry.
Training/Life-Skills Development Programs:
Young people 12-16 can register for the 6 hour course to learn leadership, safety, basic care, and enhance their skills to start their own babysitting business.
EXPLORING CAREER PATHWAYS
This lunchtime speaker series, offered at White Plains High School, targets various careers and offers youth the opportunity to hear from professionals who share their stories and tell them how to best prepare for their future. (Offered weekly in the College Career Center)
WESTCHESTER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FOR YOUTH (WWDAY) In-school Program
Serves at risk high school juniors and seniors and provides job training workshops, job placement, college preparatory workshops, college tours, personal development workshops, community service activities, and tutoring based on the specific needs of the student.
To qualify youth are required to meet academic and/or income guidelines.
WESTCHESTER WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY FOR YOUTH (WWDAY) Out-of-school Program
Created to serve at risk 18 - 24 year olds and equip them with the skills needed to be successful in today's job market by providing job readiness training, life skills instruction, and occupational skills training.