Youth J.O.B. Readiness Program
We provide youth with workforce development services including career exploration, connection to pre-apprentice programs and professional development opportunities, job readiness training, and referrals to supportive services.
The Youth J.O.B. Readiness Program is designed to assist youth with identifying career pathways related to their interests with a focus on living wage careers. We provide classes and workshops to develop basic professional skills and provide students with opportunities for professional development. Students are guided in the creation of a working portfolio including a resume, cover letter, job/internship application plan, list of community and financial resources, and more. Youth J.O.B. Readiness program supports families by offering family/parent workshops and informational sessions in order to increase family support for students’ academic and professional progress.
- High School Student
- Seattle Public School District
Chris Espinoza Alvarez
Chris was born in Michoacan, Mexico and immigrated with her family as a child to the US. She is passionate about serving her community and enjoys some good chisme over some cafecito con pan.
Selena is the daughter of Mexican migrant farm workers and a first-generation college graduate. Her desire to work with underrepresented communities stems from her own experiences of not having adequate resources and support.
To enroll, fill out our interest form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the eligibility requirements?
Student must be currently enrolled in a Seattle School District High School.
How much does the program cost?
Youth J.O.B. Readiness Program is free.