Gaston YouthWorks, Gearing Up For Life
Programs


The YouthWorks Program Provides:

GED EDUCATION - LIFE SKILLS - LEADERSHIP

WORK READINESS SKILLS - WORK EXPERIENCES

JOB REFERRAL/PLACEMENT - TRANSPORTATION

COMMUNITY REFERRALS - CASE MANAGEMENT



Gaston County's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program for youth. YouthWorks is a year-round employment and training program for in school, out-of-school, and at-risk youth ages 16 - 24. The program provides both academic and career related experiences designed to expose youth to the world of work, and to help them acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to obtain a job and advance in employment.

In addition to the job-training portion of the program, participants will have basic education and mediation while developing their employability skills with opportunities to develop citizenship and interpersonal skills.



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Get into Energy Career Pathways!


The Gaston County Workforce Development Board introduces a new energy career pathway, Nuclear Power Plant Operator/Technician Program.  Classes will be offered at Gaston College.  Attainment of an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Nuclear Energy Technology upon successful completion of courses.  Possible internship/co-op with Duke Energy.

 

Requirements are as follows:

 

Age 16-26

GED/ADHS/High school diploma

No Felony Convictions

Must meet income eligibility

Valid NC drivers license

Drug/Alcohol Free

 

If interested please contact the Career Coaches: 

704-830-1420

 

     
Gaston Workforce Development Programs