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 opened on December 1, 2017.
YOUTH should continue to read below the invitation for opportunities. The invitation in green is for business owners and county leaders only.
This invitation is for Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce members and other business owners and county leaders. View The Invitation or SIGN UP here
READ BELOW FOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
Seats are available in a few Career Pathways Courses for second year students. See number 3 for details.
Job Readiness classes began in January 2018. There are no seats available in the Job Readiness Training for first year participants.
All eligible youth may apply for summer employment. Read below for a link to the application and options for second year students.
Students completing Job Readiness Training, Career Pathways, or fulfilling the requirements for the Alternative Attendance Option will receive employment placement preference, IF they apply for employment.
The Youth@Work/SYEP Training office at Prince George's Community College is open:
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Youth are encouraged to call the Youth@Work/SYEP Training Office 301-546-1580. If there is no answer leave a message and expect a return call within 48 hours.
In the case of inclement weather, Youth@Work /SYEP will follow the procedures for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Sign up for notifications at http://www1.pgcps.org/weather, or check your local news stations for updates.
No notice regarding closure are not sent from this office.
READ THE FOUR ITEMS BELOW TO GET STARTED
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1. READ THE YOUTH@WORK/SYEP WEBPAGES CAREFULLY.
Students in the Youth@Work/SYEP Job Training Programs are 100% responsible for 100% of the tasks related to their enrollment, attendance, assignments, and application for employment. Parents/guardians may assist with encouragement, support, and the promotion of accountability. Parents/guardians are encouraged to carefully review the information on this webpage to gain an understanding of the requirements and the various offerings. Click the image below for more information in parent engagement. However, only students may call the office to ask questions, or receive assistance with resolving problems with enrollment or participation.
Call the Help Desk at 301-546-0637 for problems with login and passwords
2. ANY YOUTH INTERESTED IN SUMMER EMPLOYMENT MUST APPLY FOR THE SERVICE AIDE POSITION ON THE COUNTY WEBSITE.
Youth who apply and successfully complete an approved Job Readiness Training will receive placement preference. All other applicants become eligible for employment through random selection. Finishing a course is not required for this application. Youth must navigate this process from a lead position, parents should assist only with encouragement.
Click the image above or type YouthatWork.mypgc.us in your URL.
3. ARE YOU A SECOND YEAR STUDENT? CHECK OUT CAREER PATHWAYS!
There are seats available in the Career Pathway classes for you! There are plenty of seats for persons interested in exploring a career in:
Life Guard Certification | Public Safety | Library Science | Trades & Construction Safety
Hospitality | Help Desk | TechnologyLiving with the Land (Watch this video if you: Love the outdoors? Enjoyed Camp Schmidt?)
bold = certification available
4. JOB READINESS COURSES (JCL 525) ARE FULLY REGISTERED.
Parents are not allowed in the training environment, youth are required to navigate this process independently.
5. ARE YOU A FIRST YEAR PARTICIPANT WHO IS AWAY AT COLLEGE, STUDYING ABROAD, IN BOARDING SCHOOL, OR OTHERWISE UNABLE TO ATTEND THE JOB READINESS COURSE?
The Alternative Attendance Option may be for you. Follow this link for the requirements. If you are ready to register, the Course Code Number is 28595. Registration instructions are available by clicking the image below:
Students are expected to participate in all aspects of the Youth@Work Program. Students who require academic accommodations must contact us immediately at 301-546-1580. 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.