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Youth Education & Training

Youth Opportunity Center

Part of the State’s Youthworks411 system, the Youth Center provides academic and occupational assessment and exploration, employment assistance, paid and unpaid work experiences, intensive case management, job coaching, leadership skills,  life skills training, tracking and follow up. Open to youth ages 14 -24 years old, for both in-school and out-of-school.

Paid Summer Work Preparation and Career Exploration Program – NOW RECRUITING!

A six week program operated between June and August for youth ages 14 -24. The program provides youth with work experience opportunities in local businesses, public facilities and non-profit agencies. Work experiences provide youth with hands-on opportunities to develop the skills they will need upon entering the work force. Youth receive wages and other payments upon attaining certain benchmarks relative to their job performance. Youth also participate in a variety of career and personal development activities such as community service projects, field trips, post secondary exploration, and guest speakers from key RI industries.

To apply for the Paid Summer Work Preparation and Career Exploration Program, please submit an application by clicking below.

Real Skills For Youth – Paid Summer Work Preparation & Career Exploration

For more information on youth employment services, contact us at 401-519-1909.

Youth employment and education services are provided at:
33 Maple Avenue, North Providence
415 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown
34 Pond Street, Westerly

For more information contact your local Tri-County Career Center at:

North Kingstown – Ian Dukette (Cell: 401-330-7748 / Email )
North Providence – Aubrey Joyce (Cell: 401-712-2674 / Email )
Westerly – Katricia Padula (Cell: 401-465-7527 / Email)