SILVER STAR YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

Turning Point contracts with the Workforce Investment Board through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Monterey County Probation Department, Monterey County Community Foundation, and receives other grants and donations to provide employment development for court-involved youth.

427 Pajaro Street #2,

Salinas, CA 93901

Hours:

Phone: (831) 256-7110

Fax: (831) 424-2166

Program
The program is a unique partnership with the Monterey County Probation, and Health Departments as well as the Monterey County Office of Education for court-involved youth ages 14.5 to 21. The mission of this program is to motivate and support the target youth population to gain the skills, self-esteem, and the confidence they need to be accountable, competent, and responsible citizens of their communities.

Services
The program provides comprehensive services:

  • Occupational Assessment
  • Life Skills Classes
  • Pre-employment Skills Training
  • Marketable Work Habits workshops
  • Vocational Training ¬∑Work Experience
  • Unsubsidized Employment placements
  • Post-Placement Activities
  • Supportive Services

Referrals
Probation provides eligibility screening. The Silver Star Multidisciplinary Team, including Probation, Education, Mental Health, and Turning Point provide assessment for program appropriateness and, if suitable, enrolls student for services. This service is funded by The United Way and The Workforce Investment Board. This WIA Title I financially assisted program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.