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Youth Skills Training Program (YST)

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Youth Skills Training Program

Youth Skills Training (YST) is a program that helps schools, employers, and community organizations work together to provide students with paid work experience in high-demand industries. YST programs provide students with related classroom instruction, safety training, industry-recognized credentials, and hands-on experience in fields such as advanced manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, health care and information technology. 

There are many benefits to participating in a youth skills training program. These programs can help young people: 

  • Develop the skills they need to get a good job 
  • Earn industry-recognized credentials  
  • Gain hands-on experience in their chosen field 
  • Make connections with potential employers 
  • Increase their confidence and self-esteem 

Career Exploration Team

Laura Phongsavath
Youth Career Exploration Program Coordinator
952-848-4063
 
Cheryl Gunness
Community Involvement Programs Coordinator 
952-848-3944
 
Anne Marie Leland
Director of Community Education and Strategic Partnerships
952-848-3960
 
Shannon Seaver
Career and Technical Department Co-Lead
952-848-3150
 
Jodi Ramirez
Career and Technical Department Co-Lead
952-848-3156
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Ready to become an approved YST employer and provide youth with meaningful internships? Click the link below to get started!Get Involved

Students! Fill out the interest form below and the Youth Career Exploration Program Coordinator will reach out to connect with you further about finding the right internship to meet your needs and interests!

Student Interest Form