• WHAT IS YOUTH CONNECT?

    Youth Connect provides services and resources to assist qualified youth, under the age of 25, to enroll and successfully complete educational and training programs and transition into employment. The program services are free of charge, some of which may include career counseling, assistance with educational costs, alternative education, and job placement services.

    WHO QUALIFIES?

    Program eligibility includes economically disadvantaged youth who are out of school, have dropped out of school, are ex-offenders, in foster care, an individual with a disability, homeless, pregnant or parenting, unemployed or underemployed, and those with basic skills deficiencies.

    WHAT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED?

    • Individualized assessment
    • Secondary alternative education/GED
    • Leadership Development/Work Readiness
    • Career guidance and counseling
    • Information on training providers and educational programs
    • Occupational skills training
    • Literacy skills training
    • Transportation assistance
    • Ongoing support/mentoring
    • Information on apprenticeship programs
    • Job Corps services referrals
    • Employment and career resources
    • Job listings
    • Employment search skills
    • Access to local, state, and national labor markets
    • Resume preparation assistance

    YOUR FUTURE IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY!

    Contact any of the Youth Connect Coordinators for more information or visit www.careersourcepinellas.com 
    North County
    Pinellas Technical College - Clearwater:

    Sandra Contreras
    Sr. Youth Career Coordinator
    Phone: (727) 420-9532
    pcs.contrerass@pcsb.org

    North/South County - GED
    Kim Hall
    Youth Career Coordinator
    Phone:  (727) 400-1462
    pcs.hallk@pcsb.org

        

    South County
    Pinellas Technical College - St. Petersburg:

    Naiomi Atanacio

    Youth Career Coordinator
    Phone: (727) 470-7565