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Youth Development

ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Youth Employment Center

Summer Youth

Youth Employment Center

320 N. Commerce Park Loop, 2nd Floor
Tucson, AZ 85745Map and Directions
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

Whether you are looking for work, changing careers, or trying to get back into school, the Youth Employment Center provides workforce and education services for young people ages 14-24. Let us help you discover your career pathway and reach your goals!

The Youth Employment Center offers the following services for eligible youth:

  • Free workshops and seminars on career-related topics (Resumé Building, Job Interviews, Employability, Career Exploration, Financial Literacy and Youth Leadership)
  • Computer resource lab and job leads
  • Eligibility determinations and assessments
  • One-on-one career planning with a workforce development specialist
  • Individual skills and interests assessments
  • Individualized service strategies
  • Paid work experience/internship; combination basic skills/work experience; and other work-based learning opportunities
  • High School Diploma and GED/dropout recovery support
  • College bridge and access
  • Youth Workers – Pima County Public Libraries
  • Youth Career Expo Series - Annual Expo 
  • Youth Hiring Events 
For more information, call or email the Youth Employment Center at (520) 724-9649 or Youth.Center@pima.gov 


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Summer Youth Program

The Summer Youth Program gives youth ages 14-21 guidance on making a career plan, setting long term goals, gaining work experience, developing a skill set, staying active during the next summer, planning for college tuition, increasing self-confidence, making better choices and more. 



 ***COVID 19-Update Summer Youth Employment Program 2021***



Las Artes, Arts & Education 

Las Artes Arts and Education Las Artes offers a unique learning environment for youth ages 17-21. Structured classroom study combined with community art projects allow students to prepare for High School Equivalency (GED/HSE) Diploma testing and build employability skills by participating in community art projects.




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Pima Vocational High School

Pima Vocational High School is a School-to-Work Charter School with a focus on youth ages 16 to 21 years old who are looking for an alternative opportunity to succeed in obtaining a secondary education along with vocational training.




The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Youth Council
Youth Career Expo

Each year the Youth Council presents a Youth Career Expo series that features a different industry sector showcasing the various career opportunities available. Past youth expos have involved industries like, health and bioscience, logistics, aerospace &defense, construction, communications, emerging technologies and justice careers. 
Youth Career Expo 2020 focused on College and Financial Aid Access. Speakers included Pima Community College Tips for Federal Financial Aid, Metropolitan Education Commission - Regional College Access Center, Arizona Serve, and Pima County's Youth Employment Center.  

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