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Youth Programs


In partnership with our Missouri Career Center and the Jefferson/Franklin Counties Workforce Investment Board ECC offers services to youth in our area via the Workforce Investment Act.  The purpose is to provide employment and training services for youth.


The programs encourage school completion or enrollment in high school equivalency programs. These programs also assist eligible youth, ages 16 through 21, to obtain employment through work experience and help them to improve their academic skills to successfully move from school to work.



Are You Age 16-24 and Looking for a Summer Job?  


Attend an Upcoming Job Fair


 Meramec State Park south of Sullivan

Thursday, April 23: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


East Central College in Union - Training Center, Room 114

Tuesday, April 28: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 


Applicants must meet eligibility criteria including household income guidelines.  Summer jobs pay $8.00 per hour up to 40 hours per week for a maximum of 240 hours.


To obtain an application and start earning money this summer

call 636-239-6703, ext. 253.


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Services Provided Through Youth Program Include:


  • Individual assessments to determine vocational, educational, occupational, literacy and life skills.
  • Classroom training to include high school equivalency and occupational skills training (career-technical school or college).
  • Work experience at public not-for-profit worksites to develop basic job skills. Program pays minimum wage for up to 40 hours per week.


Who can Participate:

In-school and out-of-school youth ages 16 through 21, who meet program criteria.


For more information please contact:


Mary Kay Berry

Workforce Investment Act - Youth Coordinator

Missouri Career Center

1108 Washington Square Shopping Center   

636-239-6703 , Ext. 253


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