Young Adult Career Initiative

The Young Adult Career Initiative prepares out-of-school young adults ages 16-24 (OSY) to make a successful transition into self-sufficiency and financial independence through:

  • High School Equivalency/Academic Support
    -High School Equivalency Test preparation (TASC)
  • Work Experience Leading to Career Opportunities
  • Career Skills Training
  • Personal Supportive Services

Through our strategic collaboration with Rowan College at Burlington County Workforce Development Institute (RCBC-WDI); Rowan College at Burlington County Adult Basic Education (RCBC-ABE); Innovative Staffing & Business Solutions; Oaks Integrated Care; Burlington County American Job Center; Beneficial Bank; and other key partners, participants have access to a variety of supports critical for their success.

There will be a special effort to connect participants with work experiences in statewide growing economic sectors such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Life Sciences
  • Retail, Hospitality & Tourism
  • Technology & Entrepreneurship
  • Transportation, Logistics & Distribution

The Program also offers supportive services including:

  • Adult Mentoring
  • Guidance and Counseling services
  • Financial Literacy Education
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  • Post-Secondary Preparation and Transition Activities

Young Adult Career Initiative Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the program, participants must be a young adult age 16-24 and not currently attending school with one of the following barriers:

  • High School dropout
  • High School graduate basic skills deficient; unemployed or underemployed; low income
  • Court involved
  • Pregnant/parenting
  • DCP&P involved
  • Individual w/ disability
  • Low income seeking education or employment

For Information & Registration, please contact:
Email Aspire Youth