The work2future Foundation offers two programs that provide young adults ages 14-29 career training services designed to get you employed, enrolled, or both. These innovative programs serve over 1,000 young adults each year throughout Santa Clara County. The program provides Job Search Assistance, Paid Internships, Tutoring and Skill Upgrades, Tuition Assistance, GED Preparation, Leadership Activities, Supportive Services, Adult Mentoring, Referrals to Community Resources, and Follow-up Services to young adults.
Participants can choose whether to enroll in the EPIC Program or the Green Cadre Program. View our Green Cadre Program web page for more information.
Employment + Internships and Careers (EPIC)
Once enrolled in the EPIC Program, you will receive the following services:
- Job Readiness: The program teaches you the skills you need to become ready for your new job. The course includes how to search for and apply for work. Resumes, job applications, interviewing and employers’ expectations are all covered in this exciting course. EPIC students receive the National Retail Federation’s Customer Service Certification and the ServSafe Certification. These certifications provide employers with confidence that you have the skills they need.
- Job Talks: Employers regularly come to talk to students about the jobs they have open and what skills and attitudes they look for in the people they hire.
- Paid and Unpaid Internships: Our team can help connect you with paid and unpaid internships that are related to your career goals. This provides valuable experience about the filed of work you are pursuing.
- Job Training
- Hospitality: Prepares students for jobs in hotels and lodging
- Logistics: Prepares students for jobs in warehousing
- Certified Medical Administrative Assistant: Preparation for medical assistant testing
- Security: Preparation to test for the California Guard Card which is needed for security officer jobs
- Internships: Internships try to match student interests with on-the-job experiences alongside adult mentors at sites where students practice what they learned in training.
- Placement in a Job or College: The program helps students find work after training, and even to enroll in college, either for academic classes or for technical classes. Some students both get a job and take college classes.
Am I Eligible?
Applicants for the EPIC Program must be between 18-24 years old, low income, have the right to work in the US, and have one or more of the following challenges in achieving their employment or education goals:
- Being a parent or pregnant
- Having an IEP (Individual Education Plan) or other documented disability
- A high school dropout (transcripts required)
- Have an arrest record or other contact with the criminal justice system
- Be homeless
- There are a few other possible barriers – we will work with you to verify a barrier
For more information or to enroll in the EPIC Program, please contact us at 408.794.1234 or [email protected].