WIOA Young Adult Employment Program (YAEP)

The WIOA Young Adult Employment Program (YAEP) 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
  • Funding for occupational training
  • Internships
  • Job search and interview assistance
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Work readiness assistance
  • Application and reference review
  • Resume writing
  • Mentoring
  • GED preparation
  • Workshops


Age 16-24 and one or more of the following:

  • Meet federal income guidelines and/or are in receipt of Public Assistance or Food Stamps/SNAP
  • High school graduate, or drop-out
  • Parenting or pregnant
  • Face barriers to finding full-time employment.


Contact Ulster County Career Center for more information; yaep[at]co.ulster.ny[dot]us, or 845-340-3170