The PA CareerLinks® offer a variety of services to help prepare youth and young adults (ages 18-24) for their future careers.  Assistance includes:

  • Work readiness – knowledge and skills necessary to obtain and retain productive work (i.e. basic literacy/numeracy and job conduct)
  • Career Exploration – Used to inform youth and young adults about career options available after secondary school (i.e. workforce, post-secondary school, military, etc)
  • Career and Job Fairs – High school students are introduced to employers in many different career pathways
  • GED preparation – Assistance in obtaining General Educational Development (GED) for those who have withdrawn from secondary school without obtaining their high school diploma
  • Paid Work Experience/Internship – allows for introduction into the workforce after all basic skills are achieved
  • Individual Training Account – assistance with payment for training in a high demand occupation
  • On-the-Job Training – employment training that takes place with an employer at their worksite
  • National Career Readiness Certification® – a nationally recognized certificate that identifies the understanding and comprehension in the basic skills necessary for the workplace

For more information, contact:

Youth Career Coordinator: Dawn Gregory at 724-347-7855 x303 or

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