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Youth Employment & Training (Ages 14-24)


The Tompkins County Summer Youth Employment Program

  • 6-8 weeks of paid job training across Tompkins County at fun worksites including farms, gardens, stores, non-profits, museums, offices, and more!
  • Weekly workshops on topics including financial literacy, mental health, career exploration, resume writing, and more.
  • Support from a designated Youth Advisor.
  • Open to young people who are: residents of Tompkins County, ages 14-20, and income-eligible.
    • Applications for the 2021 Summer Youth Employment Program are closed. 



The JobLink Program 

  • Year-round program for Tompkins County young people ages 18-24 who meet eligibility requirements.
  • Employment counseling session & creation of an individualized plan with a Youth Advisor.
  • Weekly coaching from a Youth Advisor.
  • 480 hours of paid job training at one or multiple worksites in your areas of interest.
  • Weekly workshops in career readiness and life skills.
    • Applications open in September - please contact Amy Callahan, Coordinator, for more information:



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