Youth Programs

ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Youth Employment Center

Youth Employment Center

Sentinel Building, 2nd Floor
320 N. Commerce Park Loop, 
Tucson, Az 85745

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Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the new location for the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Youth Employment Center.

Services are offered to eligible out-of-school youth/young adults (ages 16-24) and in-school (ages 14-21) who seek support in developing educational and career pathways.

The Youth Center offers the following services for eligible youth:

  • Free workshops and seminars on career-related topics (Résumé Building, Job Interviews, Employability, Career Exploration)
  • One-on-one comprehensive case management/workforce development with a staff specialist
  • Individual skills and interests assessments
  • Individualized career plans
  • Paid work experience/internship; combination basic skills/work experience; and other work-based learning opportunities
  • Specialized JTED satellite location
  • High School Equivalency (HSE) Diploma/dropout recovery support
  • College bridge and access
  • Youth Workers – Pima County Public Libraries
  • Youth Career Expo Series - Annual Expo features a different industry sector:  Health and Bioscience / Logistics / Aerospace & Defense / Infrastructure (construction, communications, utilities) / Natural and Renewable Resources / Emerging Technologies   Career Pathways and Employment Fair flyer 05.04.16.pdf

Summer Youth Program - Visit page

The Summer Youth Program gives students guidance on making a career plan, setting long term goals, building a strong support system, 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.

Las Artes, Arts & Education - Visit page

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 (HSE) Diploma testing and build employability skills by participating in community art projects.

Pima Vocational High School - Visit page

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 hosts Youth Career Expos each calendar year.

Click on the link below for information and to sign up for the February 13, 2019 Expo!

Justice Careers Youth Expo 02.13.19 flyer.pdf

Past Youth Career Expos

  • February 7, 2018 - "Justice Careers" Youth Career Expo
  • April 26, 2017 - "Pathways to Justice System Careers" Youth Career Expo
  • May 4, 2016 - "Career Pathways and Employment Fair" Youth Career Expo.
  • May 6, 2015 - "Emerging Technologies" Youth Career Expo.
  • April 30, 2014 - "Logistics" Youth Career Expo held at the Port of Tucson, 6964 East Century Park Drive. It was a successful Expo for the 80 youth who attended and represented several area schools. Representatives from the logistics industry were available to provide information and answer questions.

Youth Expo Attendees April 2014Youth Expo Attendees Displays April 2014Youth Expo Exhibitor April 2014

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Community Services, Employment and Training

Kino Service Center
Serves Dislocated Workers (persons who have been laid off)

2797 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713

Phone: (520) 724-7700
Fax: (520) 724-2799
TTY: (520) 724-6778

Rio Nuevo Service Center
Serves Unemployed Adults
Tortolita Building
340 N. Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745

Phone: (520) 724-7650
Fax: (520) 724-1266

Youth Employment
Serves Youth/Young Adults
Sentinel Building, 2nd Floor
320 N. Commerce Park Loop
Tucson, AZ 85745

Phone: (520) 724-9649
Fax: (520) 622-1633

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