Young Adult Transitional Jobs
YEP provides a range of job training opportunities for young people ages 18 to 24. These programs integrate leadership development, comprehensive support services, educational programming, and college enrollment with on-the-job vocational training. Our goal is to transform the lives of at-risk young adults so they can gain living wage employment, go to college, and become positive forces in their communities.
Supplemental Education, GED Instruction and College Access
A person without a high school diploma makes 37 cents for every dollar earned by a high school graduate, and the average household wealth of a high school dropout is almost 100 times less than that of someone with a college degree. This means that effective employment training must support young people’s education success.
YEP has designed vocational training programs that integrate basic educational skills. For young adults, we operate an onsite GED program that all trainees without a H.S. diploma are required participate in. Trainees are also supported to enroll in college to further their educational and employment skills.