Check it out! Asheville Career Center has some great services and programs for teenagers and young adults aged 16-21. We have a Youth Counselor who can talk with you about finding a job and getting additional training.
If you are in school and beginning to think about your future career, or are actually looking for a part-time or summer job, Asheville Career Center has workshops that can help you. If you're good on the computer, there is a computer lab you can use for Internet job searches, writing resumes, and career exploration (learn about various jobs you might be interested in when you graduate from high school). By all means, STAY IN SCHOOL and get your high school diploma. It will really help you in being hired for a good job with a good salary.
The more education you have, the more money you make. Here's the average yearly pay based on the education you have:
|Less than 9th Grade
|9th - 12th Grade (no diploma)
|High School Graduate
|Associates (2 year) Degree
Source: National Center for Education Statistics, Outcomes of Education Report
If you have DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL, we can help you get your GED and a part time job while you're working on your GED.
If you have COMPLETED YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED, we can help with the cost of tuition and books for a 1 year diploma or 2 year Associate degree. There are some income guidelines for this program.
If this sounds like something that would work for you, contact the JobLink Career Center Youth Counselor at (828) 255-2504, or stop by our offices in the Maple building on the campus of A-B Tech Community College.
Please see the "Youth Programs" link in the menu on the left to find out what's going on with Youth programs in your area.
P.O. Box 729
Asheville, NC 28802
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.