Youth Connect Program
Youth Connect provides guidance, assistance with vocational and academic training, work preparation and employment assistance to low income youth.
Program eligibility includes economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who have dropped out of school, are ex-offenders, in foster care, homeless, pregnant or parenting, unemployed or underemployed and those with basic skills deficiencies.
HOW CAN YOUTH CONNECT HELP
The Youth Connect Program is designed to provide services and resources aimed at helping youth to enroll and successfully complete academic or vocational training programs, develop leadership skills, prepare to enroll in Post Secondary education or to enter employment. We provide academic and career assessment, counseling, assistance with developing a career plan and on-going support. Eligible youth will participate in the work readiness activities, gain work experience and job related skills. Based on initial needs, customers may qualify to receive help with training-related costs and other support services.
Contact any of the Youth Coordinators for more information:
pTEC - Clearwater:
pTEC - St. Petersburg: