Youth Programming

2022 Career Readiness & Work Experience Program

The Ascend Career Readiness & Work Experience program offers both virtual and in-person experiences for young adults, aged 16 – 24. The program runs June 20 – August 3, 2022.

What would I do/learn?
• If accepted into the virtual program, you will participate in online workshops covering career exploration and problem-solving activities, soft skills training, employer days and guest speakers.
• If accepted to the worksite placement program, you would participate as a part time employee with a selected employer doing work in their day-to-day operations. The type of work is dependent on employer need. Additionally, you will complete one virtual activity per week to learn about employer expectation and career-readiness skills such as time management and responsibility.
• Both program options end with a final celebration.

Tell me more about “earn & learn.”  All participants are paid weekly based on their attendance and completion of program activities.

I’m interested! What’s next? To find out if you’re eligible to participate in the program, just complete and submit the online application by the deadline, April 30, 2022.

All applications must be submitted electronically by April 30, 2022 to be considered.

If you’re accepted into the program, you’ll receive an email with your orientation date and full summer schedule. Orientation will be virtual and attendance is mandatory. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend.

Program acceptance spots are filled as funding allows and there are no placement guarantees.