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In-School Youth

 

 

Bradford County Action’s In-School program is available to eligible youth ages 14-21 years of age who reside in Bradford County and are enrolled in school.

Students must be eligible to receive services.

Career Decision Making, Labor Market Information and Job Exploration

  • Individualized time frames.
  • Assists students with the exploration of their chosen career choices and with career opportunities in Bradford County; incorporates adult mentoring and field trips to area training facilities and businesses.

Work Experience

  • Individualized according to the availability of worksites and student access to the sites
  • Incorporate reinforcement of social behavior, decision making, team work and other activities
  • Adult mentoring is an aspect of these experiences
  • All site supervisors are provided with training to promote work maturity concepts
  • Year round and summer only employment opportunities are also available
  • There are two types of work experiences:
    • Crew Work Site Experiences:
      • Supervised by Bradford County Action staff
      • Ideal for beginning workers or at risk youth who may need a great deal of supervision
      • Provide meaningful community service projects that promote a sense of pride and ownership for youth that participate
    • Single Placement Work Site Experiences:
      • Placement at non-profit or for profit sites
      • Supervised by a regular worker of the placement site
      • Provides meaningful vocational experience (such as clerical training)
      • Provide beginning workers with valuable work maturity skills
  • Job shadowing opportunities are available and developed as necessary and appropriate to meet student needs

Job Search Assistance

  • Individualized or group settings
  • Resume writing, interview skills, cover letters, and job leads
  • Group classes are available at Bradford County Action and the PA CareerLink®
  • Individual appointments with employability staff are available. Appointments may be scheduled at the school for the convenience of the student

Job Retention Services

  • Budgeting and life skills strategies are designed to assist students with employment planning
  • Information regarding childcare and transportation services available in Bradford County are provided when necessary
  • Employer/employee early intervention contacts can be made to encourage job retention

Follow Up Case Management

  • Guidance for participation in programs is provided to those who enroll
  • Follow up and information about possible support services is also provided on an individualized basis as appropriate for students
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