Are You a Youth or Young Adult Looking to Gain Skills, Strengthen Your Resume, and More?

If so, our youth programs are for you! Explore a career through the CareerHub. We offer skills training as well as job search and placement services. Our team of knowledgeable workforce specialists can help each young person discover their career interest and work toward attaining the skills needed to gain employment. We want to keep you moving in the direction of your goals. You will receive job coaching, skills training, credentials, and job placement at no cost to you!

 

– Our Programs – 

At Careerhub, we offer various programs for youth and young adults.

CareerHub Year Round Program

Southwestern Connecticut young adults, up to age 24 who are in school and out of school can apply to participate in community-based training programs funded by The WorkPlace.

Online Services offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Career Coaching
  • Occupational Training
  • GED Exam Assistance
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Life Management Training
  • Entrepreneurial/Administrative Skills
  • Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance
  • Resume Writing
  • Literacy Support
Occupational Access/Training:

  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Customer Service
  • CDL Licensing
  • Paid Internships
  • And More

The Connecticut Youth Employment Program – Summer 2024

The CareerHub is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 Connecticut Youth Employment Program. Youth & Young adults (between 14-24 years old) living in one of the 20 towns served by The WorkPlace are encouraged to apply! Participants will be given the opportunity to earn wages during the summer, hone workforce skills, and receive a valuable training/work experience. Young Adults will have access to various occupational sectors to enhance their current strengths and abilities. Participants in this program will work up to 20 hours per week and earn minimum wage for seven weeks. The CT Youth Employment Program also provides year-round employment support. Space is limited – APPLY NOW!

YouthBuild Bridgeport

 YouthBuild Bridgeport is a pre-apprentice program that helps out-of-school Bridgeport residents between the ages of 16 and 24 learn construction and manufacturing skills. Participants receive on-the-job, hands-on, construction skills training utilizing an actual housing rehabilitation project or new construction site in the community that helps to create quality low-income housing. Additionally, participants receive GED preparation, life skills and job readiness training, leadership skills development, support services and job placement assistance.

– Podcast Programs – 

Beginner Podcast Training For Bridgeport Residents Only

Have you ever wondered how to get started in the world of radio? Well, Podcasting could be your start to a new career opportunity. The Podcast Business Is Booming

  • During this paid 6-week training, you will learn all about podcasting and the media skills you will need to conduct your podcast or how to work behind the scenes.
  • Learn what equipment is needed to run your podcast and how to use it.
  • Be on the ground floor of helping the CareerHub set up its own Podcast.
  • Radios shows will review issues important to your generation, such as the impact of covid on your city, your family, and you.

For more info, call the CareerHub Manager, Arnold Johnson at 203-610-8127

The Sound Effect 

Do you have an interest in Media & Production? Have you ever considered being part of a podcast or even producing your own? The Sound Effect is an 8-week training that aims to guide you through creating, launching, and promoting a youth-based podcast. By focusing on content planning, recording, editing, and promotion, you will develop essential skills for producing engaging and meaningful podcast content for a youth & young adult audience. You will receive hands-on experience that allows you to explore the world of Media & Production at no cost to you!

For more information, contact Kimberly Hare at khare@workplace.org or apply now by clicking the button below. 

Questions? Contact Us To Learn More

When you apply to the Career Hub, a staff member will contact you to attend a virtual info session where you will learn about the various career opportunities and training including industry credentials and licensures. In the info session, you will learn about our young adult programs, eligibility to participate and documentation needed when working with a workforce specialist.