What We Do

The HIRE-UP program serves youth and young adults, who face barriers to employment and/or education. The program works with participants to build the skills necessary to explore and develop careers, pursue education and occupation skills training, and gain work experiences and employment.

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We Prepare Youth for:

Educational Attainment
• Educational opportunities that lead to a high school diploma or equivalency;
• Post-secondary transition, technical training, or apprenticeship guidance. 

Employment Success by
• Providing work readiness and life skills training;
• Connecting youth with paid and unpaid work experiences; including jobs, internships, job shadowing, pre-apprenticeship and on-the-job training (OJT);
• Supporting occupational skills training leading to industry-recognized credentials;
• Facilitating career exploration and development. 

The HIRE-UP program (WIOA)
Integrates the needs, goals, and strengths of youth people. Taking into consideration the youth's voice and culture to provide one-of-a- kind services like:

• Academic, career and occupational assessments;
• Exploration of career interests and development of a service plan focusing on career goals and in-demand jobs;
• A safe social setting that creates a sense of belonging and builds leadership capacity;
• Engaging peer group activities such as workshops, trainings, and leadership opportunities.