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Out-of-school youth programs

A strong workforce tomorrow requires strategic investments today. Partner4Work proudly partners with organizations to ensure the next generation of talent is prepared to keep the region working for years to come. These partners provide programming opportunities for young adults who are not attending school.

The Employment Institute at Auberle
GED preparation and testing, job readiness, employment, driver's training; OSHA 10, ServSafe, certified nursing assistant, customer service, and HAZWOPER certifications; also serves young people who are aging out of the foster care system at its 412 Youth Zone in Downtown Pittsburgh

Community Empowerment Association (CEA)
GED preparation, construction training, college enrollment

Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc.
High School diplomas through Smart Horizons Career Online Program; Construction and trades training, career development, job readiness, and financial literacy

Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Operates the RISE Program, a pre-apprenticeship construction training program; GED preparation, Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate (PACT), OSHA 30 certification, job readiness, employability skills, life skills

Phase 4 Learning Center
Diploma Retrieval Program (DRP) for high school non-completers; Maker Professional National Certification; serves dropouts, homeless, impoverished, and youth recently released from incarceration

ResCare Workforce Services
GED Academy for high school equivalency and adult basic education; GED attainment, ServSafe Certificate, National Retail Foundation Certificate

Short-term pre-employment training in culinary and construction; mentoring, job readiness, support services

These community-based organizations seek business partners to help set young adults on the path to a bright future. To learn more about the areas these organizations serve, as well as the credentials offered and industry focus, visit our Workforce Development Services for Recent High School Graduates and Dropouts directory.