Young Adults

Looking for employment? We'd love to help. Please attend one of our short Introduction to Services workshops.  

Mondays and Tuesdays - 10:00 am and 1:30 pm

All workshops are held at our office at the Eastgate Metroplex, 14002 E. 21st Street, Suite 1030 in Tulsa. 

Please bring two forms of identification and a resume if you have one. 

 

In order to be eligible for the Youth Program you must not be attending any school and fall into one of the following categories:

  • Individual with disability
  • Not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter
  • A high school graduate who is low income AND either an English language learner or basic skills deficient
  • An offender (juvenile who is or has been subject to any stage of the criminal justice process)
  • Homeless or runaway
  • In foster care or has aged out of foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Low income and meets at least 1 of the following criteria:
          - With a parent or legal guardian that is currently or previously incarcerated
            for a felony conviction
          - With a parent or legal guardian who lacks a high school diploma or GED
          - Who attends or has attended chronically under performing schools listed as  
            a priority or targeted intervention school on the
            State Department of Education website.  

Career Exploration

Oklahoma Career Guide

Oklahoma Career Guide is an easy online tool available for all Oklahomans to explore and guide their future. You can take assessments, identify occupations, establish education plans and, ultimately, connect to employers. Whether you are a student searching for career and college options or an adult looking for a new career path, OK Career Guide is the powerful tool to provide all the career and educational resources you will need to chart your course for the future.

Career Exploration Tool

The Career Exploration Tool is for students, kindergarten through 12th grade, who want to explore careers. 

Dream It Do It Northeast Oklahoma

Dream It Do It Northeast Oklahoma is an initiative that showcases the incredible career opportunities available in manufacturing to the emerging workforce. Dream It Do It works to change perceptions of manufacturing careers by connecting manufacturers with students, parents and educators to create an understanding of the manufacturing renaissance in the United States and salary opportunities over $60,000 for Oklahoma employees. 

Key programming elements include classroom visits, internships, job shadows, educator and student tours, career fairs, collaborative training programs and an awareness campaign. Advantages of pursuing a career in manufacturing include a low threshold of entry, early advancement opportunities and early increases in salary levels compared to other industries.


What's My Next Move?

The What’s My Next Move? guide is:

  • designed to help high-school students manage their career and employment path; 
  • a simple, seven-step guide to print or use online; 
  • a great combination of easy access to online resources and straightforward action items for teens to complete on their own or in with an adult; and 
  • produced by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Get My Future

Use assessments and other tools to find a career at Get My Future, provided by the US Department of Labor. 

Broken Arrow Public Schools Career Exploration Program

Through the Broken Arrow Public Schools Career Exploration Program, local businesses hire school seniors as interns, allowing high school students to obtain work experience and add to their resumes.

Contact: Jo McCord, Broken Arrow Public Schools, 918.259.5716.

Junior Achievement's Build Your Future App

JA Build Your Future™ allows teens to explore more than 100 careers; see what levels of education are required , from no education to a doctorate; learn about potential income; and then calculate the cost of education, including factoring the cost of attending in-state, out-of-state public universities and private universities. Teens can then adjust the level of money they and their parents will contribute, combined with student loans they may need to secure. At the end of the exercise, teens are given a Return on Investment (ROI) score between 1 and 5. A score of 1 means it will be difficult to pay off the debt accrued based on future income; 5 means they should have no problem paying off debt with estimated future income.

Click for the app.

LearnHowToBecome.org

LearnHowToBecome.org is a new resource for students and job seekers who are looking for in-depth career information and guidance. LearnHowToBecome.org, a non-commercial organization, provides detailed insight into 45 of today's most popular career fields, including accounting, engineering, medical assisting, nursing, firefighting, financial advising and teaching.  

Each career has its own customized "how-to" guide, which starts by addressing important questions such as 'What does a medical assistant do'? and 'What skills are needed to succeed'?  The guide then dissects each of the educational and professional steps needed to enter the field, including coursework in high school, a college degree, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, and professional exams and certifications.

For those interested in the bigger picture, each how-to guide also includes resources and tools specific to the career in focus:

  • A directory of campus and online programs from accredited colleges and universities, related to the career;
  • A tool comparing salaries in the profession across the U.S.;
  • Salaries of closely related careers;
  • Job growth information and data; and,
  • Professional resources

Finish for Greater Tulsa - Virtual Job Shadow

Finish for Greater Tulsa has tools and resources for career exploration. Learn about Tulsa's fastest growing industries, try the Virtual Job Shadow, explore financial aid opportunties, and more.

Health Resources

Community Health Connection Teen Clinic

Community Health Connection’s Teen Clinic offers sexual and reproductive health care to teens ages 19 and younger. Our Services are offered at low cost and are completely confidential. CHC’s teen clinic provides a range of confidential services that include:

  • General Reproductive Counseling
  • Contraceptive Services
  • FREE Pregnancy Testing
  • STD/HIV Testing
  • Referrals to other Health & Social Services


For more information, call 918.710.4472.

Resources

College Scorecard

College Scorecard is a data tool that allows prospective students and others to view and compare information about colleges and universities, guided by what information is most important to the user.

Seven Things You Need Before You Fill Out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Read here about what you need in order to complete the form. 

Tulsa's Young Professionals

Tulsa’s Young Professionals is the largest YP group in the nation, boasting an average of five new members each week. Join TYPros for free and reap the benefits of multiple free networking events, opportunities to serve on non-profit boards in Tulsa, meet potential employers and attend professional development events. Utilize the TYPros LinkedIn Group for job opportunities here

For more information, contact Brian Paschal at brianpaschal@typros.org or 918.560.0286 or Shagah Zakerion at shagahzakerion@typros.com or 918.560.0260.

Training/Education

Accelerating Independence Scholarship - Tulsa Technology Center

Considered a ‘Gap’ scholarship, the Accelerating Independence Scholarship covers 100% of tuition for students with GED or high school diplomas from any of the in-district, public, parochial, or home-school through the age of 23. A Gap scholarship assists students who do not have the funds available to meet tuition cost. 100% of a students’ Federal Pell Grant is applied towards tuition prior to awarding the scholarship.

The Accelerating Independence Scholarship is available to those who meet specific criteria. Applicants must be high school or home-school graduates with a 2.0 or “C” average and must provide a final high school transcript, and a valid FAFSA must be on file for each applicant. Students must also complete all admission requirements, be accepted for admission, and be enrolled in order for a scholarship to be awarded.

 

Tulsa Achieves Scholarship - Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College’s Tulsa Achieves program that pays tuition and fees for 2016 high school graduates who live in Tulsa County. Tulsa Achieves answers the question of how you will pay for college.

The gap-funded program benefits students who live in Tulsa County, graduated from a high school (public, private or homeschool) with a 2.0 or higher grade point average, and students must attend TCC in the fall semester following high school graduation.

Students are urged to complete the Tulsa Achieves application process as soon as possible. The steps include completing a TCC web application for admission, submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), completing a Tulsa Achieves agreement form, signing up and attending for New Student Orientation, and submitting ACT scores and final high school transcript.

 

Project Lead the Way

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.

STEM education is at the heart of today’s high-tech, high-skill global economy. For America to remain economically competitive, our next generation of leaders -- the students of today -- must develop the critical-reasoning and problem-solving skills that will help make them the most productive in the world.

STEM education programs like the one offered by PLTW engage students in activities-, projects-, and problem-based (APPB) learning, which provides hands-on classroom experiences. Students create, design, build, discover, collaborate and solve problems while applying what they learn in math and science. They're also exposed to STEM fields through professionals from local industries who supplement the real-world aspect of the curriculum through mentorships and workplace experiences.

Students, Parents & Guardians can learn more here.

Educators and Administrators can learn more here.

 

Job Corps

At Tulsa Job Corps and Talking Leaves Job Corps, students receive the skills needed to succeed in today’s workforce - at no cost to them or their families!

For more information on Tulsa Job Corps click here, and for more on Talking Leaves Job Corps click here.

OKCollegeStart.org

OKCollegeStart.org offers guidance for students, parents, adults, and educators on various topics. There are resources for high school planning, college planning, career planning, and financial aid planning.