Education, Employment & Training
The mission of EE&T is to empower youth & adults to address barriers, complete their education, gain workplace and occupational skills, decrease violent behavior or engagement, and develop positive relationships through increased social skills that will lead to healthy lifestyles & self-sufficiency.
The department is comprised of programs that provide alternative education, drop out prevention, workforce development, and violence prevention & intervention services to youth and young adults. EE&T serves over 3,000 youth and adults per year providing tutoring, High School Equivalency Diploma instruction (HiSET) workforce training, leadership activities, mentoring, job development and work experience.
All programs and services are aimed at empowering youth to further develop the skills and education necessary to promote positive citizenship in their community.
WIOA: Central Region
WIOA provides paid occupational skills training to youth & young adults to gain certification & training in a demand or emerging field. In PY 22, 86 young adults entered occupational skills training.
Young Adults entered Occupational Skills Training last year.
Adult Basic Education
The ABE Program prepares youth & adults for their high school equivalency conducting pre-testing throughout the program to gage readiness. 38.2% of participant demonstrate readiness to test & become work ready.