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Youth Services

If you’re just beginning to start your search for a career, the road ahead can seem tough. Heartland Workforce Solutions helps you identify goals, explore options and make decisions that are right for you and the future you want.

Find your dream career.

Some people have more obstacles than others when finding and obtaining a career. But that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to pursue their dreams. 

Whether you come from a family with low income, are unhoused or in the foster system, dropped out of school, are a young parent, have a disability or need to develop basic literacy skills, we’re here to help you with services and resources. Our purpose is to create career connections for everyone, regardless of their place in life.

In addition to the resources below, you can contact us or visit our location to receive one-on-one help with a career specialist.

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Youth Resources

Partnership for Youth Development

The Partnership for Youth Development can help you attain a satisfying career and self-sufficiency. Get personalized attention and help with educational or vocational placement, career exploration, job readiness training, leadership opportunities, tuition and supplies assistance and supportive services.

If you’re between the ages of 14 and 24, out of school, or in school within 18 months of graduation, find out if you’re eligible. Call 531-600-5860 or email youth.desi@hws-ne.org.

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The Job Corps

The Job Corps is a free education and training program that’s a lot like going to college, but you’ll learn job skills that colleges don’t offer. If you don’t have a high school diploma, the Job Corps will help you earn it. Then, you can explore a variety of career possibilities and learn how to get there.

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National Career Readiness Certificate

The certificate confirms essential work skills needed for job success. It is widely used by employers, educators, workforce developers and others to provide evidence that career seekers have the necessary skills employers are looking for. Register here to take the assessment.

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What success looks like:

Success Stories
Jordi Becerril Enriquez

Jordi grew up with a passion for technology, but he lacked role models that had the expertise to advise him on a career in IT.

Jordi Becerril Enriquez
Success Stories
Anthony Bonner

Anthony arrived at HWS seeking assistance for post-high school training options, but he was able to get that and a whole lot more.

Anthony Bonner
Success Stories
Jacqueline Gomez

Anthony arrived at HWS seeking assistance for post-high school training options, but he was able to get that and a whole lot more.

Jacqueline Gomez