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What is the Youth Employment Project?
The Youth Employment Project (YEP) is an opportunity to assist young adults in finding employment,
and has been operated by the Workforce Alliance (WA) since 2009. Services to young adults through
YEP include pre-employment career exploration, job preparation workshops and connection to
employers who are hiring part-time and or temporary summer positions.
Seeking Youth Workers!
Employers are hiring for summer work experiences. Register for YEP at www.workforce-ks.com/YEP
Employers are hiring for work experiences. Register for YEP at www.workforce-ks.com/YEP beginning
January 7, 2019
Who is eligible to participate in YEP?
The YEP application is open to all young adults over age 14, however priority and work experience
opportunities will be given to youth ages 16 and over, and some employers can only place those 18
and over. Additionally some special funds are available to serve young adults with barriers or who are
What are the next steps in the process?
After registering on www.kansasworks.com and submitting the application, WA staff will screen for
completeness and accuracy. Applicants who have completed the online application and
KANSASWORKS account will be sent information for next steps to participate in YEP, including
a schedule of YEP Worships and Job Fairs.
The YEP Workshop series includes the following:
For each workshop completed, young adults will earn a digital badge, which can be displayed online
through social media accounts or listed on a resume. When all three of the series are completed, the
participant will earn a Youth Essential Skills Certificate, which has been recognized by employers in
Wichita to identify young adults who are work ready.
For more information and to sign up for YEP Workshops visit
Employment Planning and
Financial Literacy and Money
· Attendance & Punctuality
· Respect for co-workers
· Timeliness and breaks
· Dress code
· Time Management
· Telephone etiquette
· Personal finances and
· Banking overview
· Money handling
· Confidentiality and personal
· Manners and greetings
· Service expectations and
· Conflict in the workplace
· Friendship with co-workers
· Social media and
Labor Match and Job Fairs
Assistance will be provided to connect YEP applicants to potential employment opportunities based on
their skills and interests. YEP will also host two job fairs in May and June for youth to meet directly with
employers who have part-time or summer openings. Many young adults are able to find jobs on their
own or by attending a YEP job fair.
Youth Work Experiences
After attending YEP Workshops, many young adults are able to find jobs on their own or by
attending a YEP job fair. Others will be identified for potential work experiences through YEP based on
employer and interest matches.
Registrants not selected for YEP placements can continue with job search and have direct
contact with hiring employers the Workforce Center. This includes resume writing and
interviewing workshops, various job search training sessions, as well as receiving information about job
postings and hiring events.
How can a young adult sign up?
Young adults interested in YEP should register at www.workforce-ks.com/YEP
For more information visit http://workforce-ks.com/yep/youth-employment-project-faq/