Youth Programs

Youth Programs

Find a job, get your high school diploma, explore career opportunities or enroll in college or job training programs at the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development who's office is located 2 South Main St., Pleasantville, NJ. The office offers employment and training services to young adults ages 16 to 24. Hours of operation are Mondays through Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Youth Ages 16 to 24

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Programs

Out-of-School youth ages 16 to 24 may enroll in community programs to earn their high school diploma, gain requisite job skills to secure employment or enroll in college or job training. Activities may include: education classes, career development activities, work readiness training, work experiences, internships and apprenticeships and community service. Youth earn stipends for participation and may be eligible for financial support services. In Atlantic County call (609) 485-0052, extension 4810 for more information.

New Jersey Youth Corps Program

Over 21 years of age? The New Jersey Youth Corps program is a statewide initiative to assist out-of-school youth ages 16 to 25 that need to complete their high school education, gain necessary work skills for employment, increase their academic performance levels and want to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others in the community.

Urban Gateway Enhancement Project

In the summer, when grant funds are available, the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development runs an eight-week program to assist in the ongoing revitalization of the City of Pleasantville, ensuring the visual aesthetics match the vitality of the community. The gateway enhancement project assists Pleasantville in renewing its efforts to encourage economic development, improved education and advocate for healthy living. Youth ages 16 to 24 are enrolled and trained in advanced landscape and streetscape techniques and provided with life and work skill training and career development activities. Youth participate in OSHA and CPR training earning both certifications.

Job Corps Program

The Job Corps program is a national job training and education program for youth ages 16—24. Call (732) 240-5995 Ext. 245 for more information.

Join a JOB CLUB

When requested the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development holds four-week interactive Job Clubs. Sessions include career development activities, resume writing assistance and review interview techniques. Registration is required. In Atlantic County call (609) 485-0052, extension 4810 for more information.

Thinking About Dropping Out of School?

Call or stop in and speak with one of our Employment Specialists to discuss education, employment and career options. In Atlantic County call (609) 485-0052, extension 4810.

Parents, Educators and Counselors

Services and programs are provided to increase the job skills and employability of young adults ages 16 to 24. Services are available at no cost through a grant from the New Jersey State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Employment Specialists are available to meet with young adults to discuss career, education and employment goals based on their interests, abilities and aptitudes. Walk-ins are always welcomed. Groups are welcome by appointment.

Workshops…

Available in Character Building, Student Achievement, Work Readiness, Resume Writing, Interviewing for a Job and Dress for Success. Workshops may be conducted on-site or off-site based on the availability of staff.

Job Fairs…

On occasion, the Atlantic County Office of Workforce Development holds mini-jobs fairs. Check back frequently for updates.