Youth @ Work/ Summer Youth Enrichment Program

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Welcome to the webpage for Prince George’s County’s premier Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program (SYEP)!

Young people between the ages of 15 and 19 years old across the County will have an opportunity to participate in career development, life-skills training and job training sponsored by Prince George's Community College. Youth are eligible to participate in SYEP twice, or up to the age of 19. Second year students will have the opportunity to gain competencies through the newly implemented career pathways program. Registration for the 2018 program opens on December 1, 2017. See below for the dates and times for the Q&A Sessions beginning in October 21, 2017.  Most courses begin in January 2018.

The college will close on Thursday, December 21 for winter break, and reopen on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  During these dates, staff are unavailable to assist your through email and phone. You may leave a voice mail message on 301-546-1580 or send an email message to youth-work@pgcc.edu. Please send/leave one message only.  Staff will respond to your inquiry with 48 hours of our return.  Enjoy your holidays! 

GETTING STARTED

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1. Q&A SESSIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED  

All Q & A sessions begin promptly at 10 a.m. on the Largo Campus of Prince George's Community College. Click the image below for more information.

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2. ELIGIBLE YOUTH MAY REGISTER FOR JOB READINESS TRAINING, ALTERNATIVE ATTENDANCE OPTION, OR THE ALTERNATIVE ATTENDANCE OPTION.  LINKS TO THE DESCRIPTIONS FOR EACH COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ARE FOUND IN THE MENU OPTIONS TO THE LEFT.  LINKS TO REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW.  IF YOU ARE READY TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE TO GO DIRECTLY THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SITE. 

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         3. STUDENTS IN THE JOB READINESS 

COURSE MUST SIGN-UP FOR BLACKBOARD TRAINING. CLICK THE IMAGE BELOW FOR THE SIGN-UP PAGE.  CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR THE DATE THAT YOUR CLASS MEETS.

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4. YOUTH INTERESTED IN SUMMER EMPLOYMENT MUST APPLY FOR THE SERVICE AIDE POSITION ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE. 

THE APPLICATION OPENS TO THE PUBLIC THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2018 AND CLOSES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018.  A LINK TO THE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE HERE ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018.

 

STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS  

Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the Youth@Work Program. Students who require academic accommodations must contact us immediately at 301-546-9063. Reasonable accommodations must be requested 30 days prior to the first day of class. For detailed information on the college policy for student accommodations visit the Office of Disability Support Services.

AS A RESULT OF PARTICIPATING IN YOUTH@WORK/SYEP STUDENTS WILL:

Demonstrate the ability to behave ethically in the workplace.  

Demonstrate appropriate customer service skills in a business setting. 

Discuss their skills and abilities with clarity and confidence. 

Demonstrate a willingness to resolve conflict in a professional manner. 

Function as a productive member of a workplace team. 

 

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Students completing Job Readiness Training, Career Pathways, or fulfilling the requirements for the Alternative Attendence Option will receive preference, IF they apply for employment. 

Contact Information

Youth@Work/SYEP Program Coordinator

Phone:

301-546-1580

Email us:

youth-work@pgcc.edu