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Educ. for Employment

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Program Snapshot

The Education for Employment program at Y.O.U., Inc. provides structured academic support and tutoring to students who have dropped out of a traditional high school, with a goal of obtaining a High School Equivalency (HiSET), formerly known as the GED. The program’s smaller classrooms and very low student-to-teacher ratios allow students to improve their academic performance by meeting with a certified Educational Specialist five days per week, for 3 to 4 hours each day. At the same time, students work with a Career Development Specialist who helps them to develop pre-employment skills, explore higher education or career opportunities, participate in non-paid internships, and become economically self-sufficient.

The Education for Employment program is free to eligible participants aged 16-24 and is funded through the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act.

 

Clients at a Glance

 

 

To be considered for the program, students must be U.S. citizens who have dropped out of a traditional high school, test above the 6th grade equivalent, and have a desire to move on to Post-Secondary or Training upon completion of HiSET.

 

 

 

Making a Referral

Self-referrals, or referrals from other agencies or programs are welcome, provided the student meets the criteria outlined above.

Program Locations/Contacts

Worcester – Kate Mallet (508) 849-5600 ext. 397 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whitinsville – Alex Herlich (508) 266-2125 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

West Brookfield – Chris Houston (508) 867-5800 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Milford – Christine Daddario (508) 473-2178 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Southbridge – Mel Hidalgo (508) 765-9102 ext. 22 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Highlight

  • The EFE students contributed more than 250 hours of community service, working to plant, cultivate, and harvest over 5000 pounds of food for the Worcester County Food Bank.

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