WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2013 TANF SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM. Click here to download application.
Applications will be accepted on a 1st come 1st served basis. You will be able to download an application from this website or pick one up in our office.
- Ages 14 to 20
- Meet income guidelines
- Need assistance finding summer employment
The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has been in continuous operation in Ulster County for over 40 years. It is designed to provide:
- Work experience
- Work readiness skills
- Positive work attitudes
Youth must be economically eligible for this program.
Worksites that have participated in the past include:
Boys & Girls Club, Kingston & Saugerties
Ellenville Community Action
George Washington Elementary
Highland High School
Kingston Cares @ Everette Hodge Center
Plattekill Highway Department
Read and Write Program
Saugerties High School
Ten Broeck Commons
Ulster County Habitat for Humanity
Woodstock Teen Center
Year-round Youth Employment Program
- Are you a youth between the ages of 16 and 21?
- Have you graduated from high school, or dropped out of school?
- Do you need help finding a job?
- Do you need funding for vocational training?
You may be eligible for the federally funded Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program.
The youth program runs a year-round program, a summer program, and also sponsors job fairs for youth.
Some programs require eligibility.
The WIA Youth Program offers a variety of services to build Ulster County’s emerging workforce by helping young people gain knowledge, confidence and experience to prepare them for the future. Working in collaboration with schools, employers and other community agencies we help youth realize the importance of education and career path planning.
Program participants are prepared for the world of work through:
- Paid and unpaid work experiences
- After school and summer job opportunities
- Occupational training
- Job search and interview assistance
- Career exploration and planning
- Work readiness assistance
- Application and reference review
- Resume writing
- GED preparation
- Age 16-21
- Meet federal income guidelines and/or are in receipt of Public Assistance or Food Stamps
- Recent high school graduate, or drop-out
- Face barriers to finding full-time employment.
Contact Janet Rigaux at Ulster Works for more information; firstname.lastname@example.org, or 845-340-3170
Youth Job Fairs
Ulster Works OneStop and the Workforce Investment Board Youth Council sponsor annual Youth Job Fairs in the early Spring to provide summer and permanent employment opportunities to youth.
To participate youth must:
- Complete work readiness training
- Be between 16-21 years of age
- Bring a completed application or resume
- Be interview ready
- Be dressed appropriately to be allowed into Job Fair
Dress code = clean and neat appearance and includes the following restrictions: no t-shirts, no hats, no tank tops, and no mini skirts
There is no eligibility requirement for these fairs, but youth must be dressed ready to be interviewed. For additional information contact Janet Rigaux at the Ulster Works OneStop at 340-3170.