Education, Employment & Training

The mission of EE&T is to cultivate growth in youth and young adults by providing comprehensive programs and supportive services leading to successful educational attainment and employment.

 

The department is comprised of programs that provide alternative education, drop out prevention and workforce development services to youth and young adults. EE&T serves over 3,000 youth and adults per year providing tutoring, High School Equivalency Diploma instruction (GED or 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.

Program Highlights

Project Adelante: High School Equivalency

Over 2,400 youth have been served through Project Learn over the past 25 years with 89% successfully attaining their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED or HiSET.)

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of Project Learn students successfully attained their High School Equivalency Diploma.

Stay in School Program

Over 3,300 youth have participated in the Stay-in-School program over the past 24 years with 99% increasing their reading and/or math levels, 98% receiving employability and life skill training, 94% receiving valuable work experience opportunities, and 99% remaining in school till graduation and avoiding to drop out.

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of participants remained in school until graduation and avoided dropping out

Reconnecting young people who have dropped out of high school to earn their secondary and post-secondary credentials. YouthBuild participants learn important on-site construction skills while working toward their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED or HiSET.)

YouthBuild participants learn important on-site construction skills