Youth and Young Adults

 Young Adult Employment Program

  • Do you need help finding a job?
  • Do you need funding for vocational training?
  • Are you between the ages of 16 and 24?
  • Have you graduated from high school, or dropped out of school?

You may be eligible for the federally funded Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Employment Program.

Youth services include a year-round employment program, a summer employment program, and job fairs for youth.

Some programs require eligibility.   

The WIOA Young Adult Employment Program (YAEP) offers a variety of services to build Ulster County’s emerging workforce by helping young people gain knowledge, confidence and experience to prepare them for the future.  Working in collaboration with schools, employers and other community agencies we help youth realize the importance of education and career path planning.   YAEP Brochure

Program participants are prepared for the world of work through: 

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Funding for occupational training
  • After school and summer job opportunities
  • Internships
  • Job search and interview assistance
  • Career exploration and planning
  • Work readiness assistance
  • Application and reference review
  • Resume writing
  • Mentoring
  • GED preparation
  • Workshops

Eligibility: 

  • Age 16-24 and one or more of the following:
  • Meet federal income guidelines and/or are in receipt of Public Assistance or Food Stamps/SNAP
  • High school graduate, or drop-out
  • Parenting or pregnant
  • Face barriers to finding full-time employment.

Contact Janet Rigaux at Ulster Works for more information; oet@co.ulster.ny.us, or 845-340-3170


2016 Young Adult Job Fair
was a great success!

Join us in early 2017 for our annual Young Adult Job Fair

This year's fair will once again host businesses & young adults from all around Ulster County

List of Employers at the Young Adult Job Fair

To participate young adults must:

There is no income eligibility requirement for this fair, but participants must be dressed to be interviewed

To participate businesses must fill out a business registration form.