Youth

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The Workforce and Economic Development Department offers two programs to youth in Bucks County through PA CareerLink®. Both programs are grant funded to provide career exploration, workplace readiness skills, post-graduation opportunities, industry recognized certifications and credentials.

  1. Out-of-School Youth Program
  2. In-School Youth Program

Out-of-School Youth Program (Ages 16 to 24)

The Out-of-School Youth (OSY) Program offers free High School Equivalency (GED or HiSET) instruction and Employment Services for eligible Bucks County Youth ages 16 to 24. Youth who already have a high school diploma or equivalency may qualify for Employment Services.

OSY program offices are located at the Trevose and Perkasie locations of PA CareerLink® Bucks County.  The OSY program is  currently offering services both virtually and in person. Programming is open enrollment, so youth may join at any time. Services are offered year-round, Monday through Friday. 

Fees related to studying for and attaining a high school equivalency (GED or HiSET) are covered for all enrolled participants, including textbooks, online resources, study materials, and testing fees. 

For general program inquiries email us at HSEandWorkforce@bucks.edu. Or check out our website at: https://www.bucks.edu/businesscareer/pro-dev/adultliteracyhseged/.

Employment Services Available

  • Resumé, cover letter, and interview preparation
  • Opportunity to gain nationally recognized certifications
  • Placement in paid work experience/internships opportunities
  • Funding for occupational skills training 
  • Tools and tips about employability skills needed to enhance career opportunities

Other Benefits of Enrollment

  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling during enrollment and for a year after during follow-up
  • Incentives such as gift cards for benchmark achievements
  • Supportive Services such as uniform reimbursement and transportation assistance
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PA CareerLink® Bucks County is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. This service is 100% federally funded with WIOA funds.