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Orion Center: Seattle YouthCare

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2500 NE 54th St.
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.694.4500
Fax: 206.694.4509
Toll Free: 800.495.7802

Employment Training

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Preparing Youth for Life after Homelessness

When homeless youth receive employment training along with education, their chances of success increase dramatically.

Most of these young men and women have little work experience and few of the skills employers are looking for. They lack confidence and are often ill-prepared to get along in the workplace. Getting them out of homelessness is only a start: they need to acquire the tools that build a future.

Our employment training programs provide these tools. We have an 88% completion rate, unusually high for programs serving this population.

Youth earn minimum wage while gaining transferable skills, even professional certification, and an opportunity to get used to working environments.

We help them develop a resume, practice interviewing, and conduct job searches. All our employment programs require participants to work toward their GED or high school diploma, and include case management and housing support.

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