Chautauqua Works offers several different programs for Youth and Young Adults. Find out what programs are currently being offered by Chautauqua Works and if you are eligible to participate in them. Also, find out about other youth programs in your community.
In addition to working with Chautauqua Works to obtain employment, explore other working opportunities and labor law information pertaining to youth.
Colleges and Training Providers
Check out this list of Chautauqua County training providers. Includes a health care training provider list, local college and university information, as well as other training providers who may be able to offer you the training you need to upgrade your skills. For financial assistance, call your local Youth Navigator for eligibility determination.
GED and ESL
Click here to find out where GED preparatory classes are being held in your neighborhood, as well as GED testing locations, dates and times. Also, find out where to go for ESL classes and home study programs. Need a copy of your GED or diploma? Click here for information on how to get it.
Financial Aid Information
My Health Career
The Western New York Rural Area Health Education Center (R-AHEC) offers a comprehensive website, My Health Career® for students and professionals to guide them through career exploration in healthcare that fits individual goals through: self-assessment tools, recruitment zones, career exploration, resume and portfolio development and skills assessment programs (i.e. KeyTrain®).
Dream It Do It - Advanced Manufacturing
Dream It Do It is a national campaign started by the National Association of Manufacturers to adress the growing shortage of talented and skilled workers in the Manufacturing industry. Chautauqua County is one of 17 regions in the United States taking part in the campaign and the only one in New York State.
Assess your interests and preferences to see which careers suit you. Explore careers in your interest areas. Find a job that matches your interests, skills, and abilities. Develop a career plan. You'll also find links to resources that provide you with information on careers, job outlook, demand occupations, colleges, financial aid, scholarships and loans, military, apprenticeships and internships. Resources for parents, teachers and counselors too!
Explore career options and high growth jobs. Help for students, parents, and advisors.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Home Town Career Channel
For information regarding training and education needed, earnings and job prospects as well as job descriptions and working conditions specific to the job you are interested in, check out this site.
Are you a high school student exploring possible career paths? The Home Town Career Channel provides valuable information to job seekers. View videos in advanced manufacturing, medical careers, and many others.
Help Getting & Keeping a Job
Referrals to Youth Services
Check here for services offered to Youth and Young Adults by various agencies.
Look at the different events and trainings available to Youth and Young Adults.
Contacts for Youth/Young Adults
Please contact a Youth Navigator, Jen Lancaster or Bob Paterniti, for any questions, concerns, information, etc.