Services for Young Adults Ages 16 – 21
The Workforce Connection Elevate Program
The Workforce Connection provides opportunities for young people to access programs to complete their education, receive training, connect to a job and build a foundation for future employment success.
Programs for youth who have dropped out of school (ages 17 to 24) emphasize the importance of youth returning to school or obtaining a GED as a basic step on their road to success. Programs provide basic skills, GED instruction, tutoring, counseling, mentoring, career exploration, work experience (WEX) employment opportunities and job placement assistance. The programs also provide follow-up mentoring for at least one year after the youth exit the program.
The goal of all programs for in-school youth ages 14-21 is to help the youth be successful in school, enabling them to graduate and continue their education/training and/or gain employment. In addition to tutoring youth in school subjects and counseling/mentoring the youth, all in-school programs provide career awareness and work readiness activities.
If you live in Boone or Winnebago Counties, call 815-921-2255 for more information.
If you live in Stephenson County, call 815-599-1408 extension 136