Work Base Learning Program (WBL)

Workforce Solutions offers the Work Base Learning program for in-school and out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-24. The program is for young adults with challenges and who need help obtaining work experience. The program provides students with opportunities to learn technical, academic, and employability skills by working in a real-work environment. You may ask yourself, what qualifies as a challenge?

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Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults

Thelisa LavergneThe spring and summer seasons mark the beginning of warmer temperatures, outdoor activities, vacations, family reunions, etc. It’s also an exciting time for young adults in the Houston-Galveston region. During this time of year, there are numerous employment, training, and education opportunities for young adults through job fairs, hiring events, and college open houses. These initiatives provide young adults with job readiness, career exploration, and labor market information about high-skill, high-growth jobs in the Houston region. Continue reading “Equipping, Engaging and Empowering Young Adults”

Summer Jobs for Youth

CorneliusSummer doesn’t officially begin until the 21st of June, however if you are a student, your summer has already begun. Many of your friends have jobs or are enrolled in summer programs, and you are already bored! If this sounds familiar, don’t be discouraged. Here are are some tips to help you make the most of your summer job hunt.
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Career Clusters Illuminate Learning and Earning

Workforce SolutionsYou may have heard the term “Career Clusters” and wondered what it is. Career Clusters is a college and career readiness initiative that groups similar occupation types and helps prepare students for their career of choice. The Career Cluster Initiative began in 1996 and brought education and industry training together so students could graduate with the job-ready skills needed to compete in the workforce. There are 16 different clusters that students can explore based on their own interests and aptitudes. In some cases, students can even take a personality test to see which cluster appeals most to them.
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