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Work Experience Program

The Work Experience Program is designed to assist eligible participants by teaching and encouraging the development of self-reliant life skills and professional work ethic. All participants will receive employment readiness training, and are then placed with an employer of their preference for 600 hours of training. Work experience is a planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace and provides youth with opportunities for career exploration and skill development. A work experience may take place in the private for-profit section, the non-profit sector, or the public sector.

● 600 hours of paid work experience

● Work readiness workshop

● Minimum of 30 hours a week

● Maximum of 40 hours a week

● Minimum wage and County payroll

● Paid once per month

● Maintain follow up during work experience and after with case manager to track progress

Worksite Examples:

• Waste Water Operator • Construction • Office Assistance

• Child Care Worker • Pool Technician• Auto Service Writer