Out of School Youth Employment Services

Out-of-School Youth Employment Services (OSYES) help out-of-school and unemployed youth and young adults, ages 16 to 24, get back on the path to self-sufficiency through the development of job skills and career pathway planning.

Abilities of Northwest Jersey is an approved provider for NJ DVRS OSYES in Warren, Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties.

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides funding for qualified youth and young adults who are out of school, the opportunity to participate in Pre-employment training classes offered through Abilities.

These structured training sessions offer individuals up to 25 hours a year in each of the following categories: Job Exploration Counseling, Work-based Learning, Counseling on Post-secondary Educational Options, Workplace Readiness Training, and Self-advocacy.

The classes will introduce and expose the participants to employment, help them make informed choices, learn acceptable work habits, and acquire real work experiences. The classes also assist in a smooth transition into the adult world of work, post-secondary education, or job training.

Out-of-School Youth Employment Services (OSYES) help out-of-school and unemployed youth and young adults, ages 16 to 24, get back on the path to self-sufficiency through the development of job skills and career pathway planning. Abilities of Northwest Jersey is an approved provider for NJ DVRS OSYES in Warren, Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon, and Somerset counties.

Young woman in the Abilities of Northwest Jersey Out of School Youth Employment Services program

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation provides funding for qualified youth and young adults who are out of school, the opportunity to participate in pre-employment training classes offered through Abilities.

The structured training sessions offer individuals up to 25 hours a year in each of the following categories: job exploration counseling, work-based learning, counseling on post-secondary educational options, workplace readiness training, and self-advocacy.

The classes introduce and expose the participants to employment, help them make informed choices, learn acceptable work habits, and acquire real work experiences. The classes assist in a smooth transition into the adult world of work, post-secondary education, or job training.

Job Exploration

Complete interest inventories and explore the results to help them identify interests and skills that could lead to a job or a career that is a good fit.

Work-based Learning

Participate in an opportunity to sample different jobs within the community to provide the knowledge and skills to help connect individuals to real-life work activities and future career opportunities.

Workplace Readiness Training

Individuals are offered the opportunity to learn work skills, social skills (soft skills) needed for successful, independent living and employment.

Counseling on Post-Secondary Options

Learn what options may be available for Post-Secondary education, be it a 2 year college, 4 year college, or a technical school. Explore courses that may be necessary to obtain a degree or certification. Learn about the application process and FAFSA.

Self-advocacy Instruction

Individuals learn how to communicate their needs to others, and how to effectively convey, negotiate, or assert their own interests and/or desires.

Other areas that can be covered include self-awareness, knowledge of rights and responsibilities, communication skills, and leadership skills.

For additional information, email outreachcoordinator@abilitiesnw.com or call (908) 689-1118

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Email outreachcoordinator@abilitiesnw.com or call (908) 689-1118

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