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Young Adults

Are you a young adult living in Pierce County? Our free programs will build your life skills and kickstart your career!

Available Programs & Services

Download the WIOA Youth Services flyer

Job Readiness & Exploration

  • Job search and job readiness assistance (writing a resume, interview preparation, building a career portfolio, leadership development)
  • Mentoring, guidance, life and career coaching
  • Career exploration and development assistance/Career assessment testing
  • Paid work experience/internship opportunities
  • Exploration into trades, skills or entrepreneurships

Education Services

  • Tutoring, study skills training
  • Post-high school planning
  • Post-secondary education support/educational planning

Workshops & Skill Building

  • Occupational skills training and certifications to enhance your employability
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Financial literacy education
  • Information and referrals to other resources (i.e., housing, childcare, food, transportation)
  • LinkedIn Learning, 20,000+ courses

Support Services

  • Orca Cards, for those experiencing transportation barriers
  • EMAP, 24 hour counseling & support
  • Tech support
  • Retrieving personal identification documents (Social security cards, Birth certificates, Drivers licenses)

Pre-Employment Transition Program

Pre-Employment Transition services are available to young adults with a documented disability who are currently enrolled in school. Specific eligibility requirements apply.

Please note: Pre-Employment Transition (Pre-ETS) Services are offered through another provider, and requires an application through them. Please apply through the Pre-ETS webpage instead of the general Youth application form.


Additional Specialized Services

If you also fall under one of the following groups, you may be interested in these services:

You may be eligible if you are a:

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Young Adult

Individuals between 16-24 who are facing barriers to employment, training, and education.

To qualify as a Young Adult, you must be:

  1. 16 – 24 years of age
  2. Out of school (not currently enrolled in high school or college)
  3. A Pierce County resident
  4. Experiencing one or more barriers to employment and/or education and training

To learn more

C Bey El, Project Director

(253) 470-8099

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Exceed Young Adult Workshops

Attend one of our weekly Exceed workshops for young adults, build your life skills and kickstart your career. Workshops take place every Thursday from 2:30p to 3:30p.