Youth Program

Youth Program Advantages

Oakland County Michigan Works! Waterford offers youth services to individuals between the ages of 14-24 to assist with educational and employment goals. Guided by a Career Coach, each participant develops a unique plan that allows them to achieve their goals and structure their career development.


  • Career exploration activities, including Talent Tours to visit employers in high-demand industries and occupations
  • Labor market information and activities that help youth prepare for, and transition to, post-secondary education and training
  • Tutoring, study skills training, alternative secondary school offerings, dropout recovery services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships, job shadowing, and summer employment opportunities
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services, adult mentoring, follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Community service projects
  • And much more

To get started, be sure to attend one of our upcoming Career Assistance Program Orientations:

Friday, September 8th @ 10:00am – Click here to join the meeting

Monday, September 18th  @ 1:00pm – Click here to join the meeting

Friday, September 29th @ 11:00am – Click here to join the meeting