Youth Development

ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Youth Employment Center

Youth Employment Center

320 N. Commerce Park Loop, 2nd Floor
Tucson, AZ 85745

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

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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
  • Library Page Employment Program  - Job Description
  • High School Diploma and GED/dropout recovery support
  • College bridge and access
  • Youth Career Expo Series 
  • 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.

Las Artes, Arts & Education 

Las Artes Arts and Education Las Artes offers a unique learning environment for youth ages 17-22. 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.

Join us for the Arts Exhibition and Program Overview on October 12, 2022

PVHS Graduation

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 2022

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.


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