The Workforce Development Center assists local youth in preparing for their future. Workforce professionals connect youth to a large range of comprehensive, holistic services that include the following:
Find out about services for youth preparing to enter the world of work!
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All Racine county youth are welcome to visit the Workforce Development Center and meet with Career Discovery Specialist. The Career Discovery Specialist will work on an individual basis to acquaint visitors with on-site resources and determine which services best meet one’s individual needs
Youth between the ages of 16-21 may be eligible for intensive services through one of the center’s contracted providers. These services are provided within the center as well as throughout the community. Eligibility is primarily based on income, but some services are based upon other circumstances.
2015 Higher Expectations
Young Adult Job Fair
Tuesday April 7th, 2015
Racine Family YMCA 725 Lake Avenue Racine, WI 53403
Attendance to an information session and admission ticket is required for this event. Click here to view the video!
For more information please contact a Youth Team Specialist at (262) 638-7706 or click here!
Youth CNC Boot Camp 2013 - Poclain Hydraulics Inc. participated in the new Racine County Youth CNC program. ... read more
Career Discovery Center
CareerConnect is an initiative to meet Challenge One of the Higher Expectations Strategic Plan for workforce development in Racine County. It is a single point of contact for students seeking work-based learning opportunities and the employers who provide them.
Benefits for Students
Have you ever wondered:
If you ask yourself any of those questions, any other career related questions or want to get help in your career decisions, then Inspire Wisconsin can help. CareerConnect serves Racine County and is part of a statewide initiative, Inspire Wisconsin. Click on the InspireWisconsin button to Get Involved!
The WDC`s Career Discovery Center is designed for youth up to the age of 21. Career exploration software and other activities are available. Located at the Racine County Workforce Development Center (WDC), 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI, the Career Discovery Center is a valuable resource for young people at any stage of career planning. Once you’re here you can pick and choose the type of information you want from a list of topics depending on your interests. There are many different directions to choose from. You can:
Career Discovery helps youth ages 16-21 years of age develop skills that will give them the edge in a competitive job market, including:
If you are between the ages of 16-21, start your career search now! For more information regarding the Career Discovery Center call 262-638-6351.
The Career Discovery Center is open to all youth. Group activities can be arranged by calling 262-638-6351.
Child Labor & Work Permits
Work permits for youth are available at the WDC in the Career Development Center. For more information regarding work permits call 262-638-6351. The Workforce Development Center is located at 1717 Taylor Avenue, Racine, WI. 53403
Minors under the age of 18, who are offered employment in the State of Wisconsin must obtain a work permit before being allowed to work. Minor MUST be present to obtain a work permit. Work permits are available at the Workforce Development Center in Racine or at Burlington High School. Check out the Racine and Burlington flyers for details regarding specific locations and forms that MUST be brought along. These 5 items below must be presented at the time the permit is issued (No Exceptions):
1) One of the following Original documents may be used as evidence of minor's age.
2) Original social security card (No Copy). If you are unable to provide the original social security card a current verification letter from the social Security Office is acceptable.
3) A signed "Intent To Hire" letter from the employer, preferably on the employers letterhead, with the following information:
4) Parents or Guardian Written Consent / Approval to the employment.
5) $10.00 - Exact CASH ONLY since no change can be given. (The Employer will reimburse the $10.00 to the minor.)
CHECKS/CREDIT CARDS/DEBIT CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTED
For more information call 262-638-6429 or 262-638-6428
See the Employment of Minors Guide for more information on working before you are 18 years of age.