DCYF Partners to Build Meaningful Careers for Youth

August 9, 2021
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Real-world world skills. Real-world experience. Real-world success. DCYF is partnering with Career Connect Washington to create meaningful and rewarding employment pathways for the young people in the agency’s care. Many jobs today require training or education beyond high school. Through this partnership, DCYF will work to ensure the youth furthest from opportunity leave high school having had the chance to explore actual jobs and career pathways and build the skills they will need to pursue those careers.

Career connected learning programs provide students with the chance to develop career awareness, exploration, preparedness, and ultimate career launch. Using these resources, DCYF will support youth in achieving their highest potential by helping to connect them to high-wage, in-demand jobs.

DCYF's Adolescent Programs division will work with other DCYF divisions to ensure the youth in our care are aware of these resources, and the Juvenile Rehabilitation division will begin sharing information about Career Connect Washington with youth and families during reentry planning.

Please share the Career Connect Washington website with youth looking to embark on a rewarding career path and any staff, family, or supportive adult looking to help them on their way: https://careerconnectwa.org/.