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  • Pima County Youth Employment Center will open July 3 in new location

    Jun 29, 2017 | Read More News
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    Pima County’s Community Services, Employment and Training Department (CSET) is moving its Youth Employment Center to the second floor of the Sentinel Building, 340 N. Commerce Park Loop, effective July 3. CSET is the administrative entity that operates the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop workforce Youth One-Stopdevelopment system.

    The move will enable the county to operate its summer youth program from the new location, as well as the ongoing activities focusing on employment resources for in-school youth age 14-21 and out-of-school, disconnected youth age 16-24. Outreach activities include employability skills workshops, case management, and small job fairs.  

    Several of the agencies that the county contracts with will have a presence in the 6,400-square-foot space, including the Tucson Urban League; SER-Jobs for Progress; Portable, Practical Educational Preparation; Goodwill; Community Outreach Program for the Deaf; and Tucson Youth Development.

    In addition, the Sentinel Building location puts the Youth Employment Center right next door to the county’s Rio Nuevo Service Center, which assists unemployed adults and provides key services to job-seekers, notably adult education services, employment services, vocational rehabilitation, and Job Corps programs.
    The Youth Program is designed to get young adults “work ready” either through post-secondary education and training opportunities or other skills workshops. 
    Youth One Stop 
    “The WIOA Youth Program is intended to assist youth with serious barriers to employment in becoming self-sufficient through employment and education or training,” said Eddie Saavedra, Pima County community services manager. “Our staff is here to help young people finish high school, get started in a higher education program, get a job, or keep the employment they may already have. Our goal is to help youth find better employment to create a skilled and prepared workforce in Pima County.”

    The new facility offers more space than the current Youth Employment location at 2723 S. Park Ave., as well as easy access to the bus line and Pima Community College’s Community Campus, Saavedra said.

    “We’re looking forward to reinforcing our workforce by putting Pima County youth to work or getting them back in school,” he said.

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