The Southeast KANSASWORKS young adult program prepares young people for future educational and career success. For young people to thrive, they need a strong academic foundation and the ability to be successful in a career. Work readiness and careers are cultivated from an early age, with a range of experiences in the home, classroom, community, and on the job. Meaningful work readiness and workplace experiences offer young adults:
• Relevant learning experiences including problem-solving skills
• Leadership and skill-building opportunities
• Positive alternatives
• Opportunities to identify and develop their strengths
• A chance to explore post-secondary pathways
In addition to these benefits for young people, a area-wide emphasis on youth workforce development helps ensure employers have a ready supply of local talent to meet industry demands, and the area economy ultimately benefits from growth of jobs, incomes and businesses.