Worksystems, Inc. wants all youth to be college and career ready.
Worksystems' youth workforce investments support a system - the Career Connect Network - that prepares young people for post-secondary education and career-ladder employment. Their focus is on college preparation, career exploration, work-readiness training and work experience to help young people understand the relevance of classroom learning. The youth supported by their funding are motivated and want to reconnect with school or work, but face many barriers such as growing up in poverty or lacking the necessary education. Worksystems' investments help disconnected youth get on a path to a successful career with the life skills necessary to stay on course.
Worksystems offers work experiences year-round but expand the number of employment opportunities during the summer months through their SummerWorks program to help at risk young people stay engaged while not in school. PPS works closely with Worksystems to offer our students SummerWorks opportunities, including internships at the PPS Central Office over summer break.