Young people ages 15 to 22 are invited to attend the annual Youth Employment, Education and Career Fair on Feb. 19th, 1-4 p.m. at Goodwill Seattle, 700 Dearborn Pl. S, Seattle 98144. Sponsored by Human Services Department’s Seattle Youth Employment Program in partnership with King County, WorkSource Seattle-King County and Seattle Goodwill, the fair features, employers, college representatives and other community resources.
Young immigrant wins art contest
Seattle Youth Employment Program participant Abraham Tesfelaise recently won an art contest and his painting will soon be displayed in U.S. Capitol! See this article in the Seattle Times.
Bank of America Foundation helps youth jobs program
The Seattle Youth Employment Program (SYEP), a program of the Seattle Human Services Department, provides economically disadvantaged youth the opportunity to develop employment skills, explore careers, and meet individualized educational goals. This summer, SYEP received a generous $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Foundation to serve an additional 16 youth. In this seven-week program, youth were placed at various high-growth sectors such as health care, trade/transportation and information technology, and involved private businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Site supervisors and SYEP employment counselors partnered throughout the summer to expose youth to green job and post-secondary options; develop work-readiness skills needed to increase employability; move youth onto well-paying careers; and move youth towards economic self-sufficiency.
Youth education & job fair on Feb. 22
More than 300 Seattle teens are expected to attend the 12th annual Youth Education, Career, and Resource Fair — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on February 22, 2012, at the Rainier Community Center, 4600 38th Ave. S. Workshops begin at 9:30 a.m. Young people ages 14-21 will learn about community resources, post-secondary apprenticeships, trade schools and colleges, and career options. See this news release for more information.