To participate, 14-21 year olds must meet the following requirements:
- Federal income guidelines; and possess barrier(s) to employment (high school dropout, pregnant/parent teen, homeless, runaway, foster child, disabilities, offender/ex-offenders, basic skills deficient); or
- Exceed federal income guidelines, but possess at least one or more barriers to employment (high school dropout, pregnant/parent teen, disabilities, foster child)
View the Youth Eligibility Requirements.
Work Experience (WE) Activity
Work Experience Activity exposes young people to the world of work. The program provides hands-on training in learning work readiness skills. It also enables youth to experience the day-to-day demands of the work environment.
This training can either be paid or unpaid and may take up to 480 hours to complete.
Passport to Careers
Passport to Careers is a year-round program that focuses on occupational skills training through work experience, internship, and classroom instruction.
Passport to Careers offers in-school and out-of-school youth work experience opportunities in the summer along with after school activities throughout the year.
Limited Internship (LI) Activity
Limited Internship Activity provides youth opportunities to learn a particular job skill in a field in which they are interested, and get paid while being trained!
Upon satisfactory completion of the training, employers are required to retain participants as regular employees.
These are just some of the occupations that you can be trained in:
- Clerk Typist
- Data Entry Clerk
- Dental Assistant
- Accounting Clerk
- Front Desk Clerk
- Administrative Assistant
- Sales Associates
- Computer Clerk
- Allied Health
- Business Technology
Classroom Training (CRT) Activity
Classroom Training Activity provides youth opportunities to obtain knowledge and job skills. This training also provides in-school and out-of-school young people pathways to obtain a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Here are some of the classroom training programs that can be provided:
- Basic Remedial Education
- English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
- Occupational Skills Training (Theory)
- Pre-GED/GED Services
- Adult Mentoring
- Leadership Development Opportunities
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
- Certificate Program
- Customized Training
At the American Job Center, there is a network of Youth Programs and Services to help you reach your goals:
- Alternative secondary school
- Adult mentoring
- Leadership development
- Summer employment directly linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid and unpaid work experience
- Occupational skill training
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Follow-up services
- Supportive services
With commitment and determination, you can take full advantage of these services, which will help you find and keep the job you want.
How to Get Started
To see if you are eligible for the Youth Program:
- Register online at our HIREGUAM website.
- Visit the American Job Center or call to schedule an appointment.
For more information, contact our Programs administrator:
Phone: (671) 300-4572