Youth

YOUTH PROGRAM

Our Youth Program is designed to prepare youth in Cochise, Graham, and Greenlee Counties to either enter post-secondary education, training or employment upon completion of their secondary education. The aging of Arizona's workforce is an issue of concern and this program is an instrument toward meeting the future workforce demands. Our Youth Career Advisors provide high-quality services for youth ages 14-24. Youth services are provided to in-school youth ages 14-18 and out-of-school youth ages 16-24. All youth are welcome, and encouraged, to utilize the Job Center. 

 

NO-COST SERVICES

The core services include: 

  • Career exploration and guidance
  • Continued support for educational attainment
  • Opportunities for skills training, such as pre-apprenticeships or internships for in-demand industries and occupations
  • Employment in postsecondary education or a Registered Apprenticeship.

Youth program elements consist of:

  • Tutoring, study skills training and instruction leading to the completion of secondary schooling including dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative secondary school services
  • Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences including internships and job shadowing
  • Occupational skill training
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring for a duration of at least twelve months; that may occur during and after program participation
  • Follow up services for not less than 12 months after the participant completes the program
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including referral to drug and alcohol counseling and counseling as appropriate to meet the needs of the participant.

 

CONTACT US

Cochise County - Professional Youth Quest (PYQ)

Angie Luna

PYQ Director

515 E 7th Street

Douglas  85607

520-364-8906

 

LeeAnn Hoppman         

PYQ Career Advisor

2600 E. Wilcox Dr. Room H106

Sierra Vista  85635

520-458-9309

 

Graham County

Lisa Lane

Career Advisor/Center Coordinator

1910 W Thatcher Blvd, Safford   85546

928-432-6932

 

Greenlee County

Katrina Rodriguez

Career Advisor/Center Coordinator

558 N Coronado Blvd., Clifton   85543

928-439-4632

 

YOUTH CAREER CONNECT

The Sierra Vista Job Center is running a nationwide Department of Labor Grant titled Youth Career Connect. The focus of the grant is to help address shortages in the technology field. Cochise County has narrowed the focus to specifically address cybersecurity.

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS

  • Cochise College – Associates of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
  • University of Arizona – Bachelors of Applied Science in Cybersecurity
  • Federal intelligence agencies that have helped develop the program curriculums

ELIGIBILITY

  • Good grades
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Be sharp
  • Interested in a career in computers
  • High School Junior enrolled in Buena HS or Center for Academic Success HS

STIPULATION

The grant does not allow for new enrollees after June 2018. Students currently in the program will be assisted until their program completion.

CONTACT ME

David Harris 

Youth Career Connect Counselor

2600 E. Wilcox Dr. Room H106

Sierra Vista  85635

[email protected]

 

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