Department of Labor - American Job Center (AJC)

Department of Labor - American Job Center (AJC)

(AJC)

Phone: 1-671-475-7000, 1-671-475-7001
Fax: 1-671-475-7045
Email: bsr@dol.guam.gov
Website: http://dol.guam.gov/employment-and-training/american-job-center/
Types of Services Offered: Counseling Services, Information & Referral, Education & Training, Employment Services
Category: Government Local

Description:

The American Job Center (Guam) offers programs that provide young adults career training services designed to get you employed, enrolled, or both. These innovative programs serve qualified young adults throughout our island each year. Depending on what you may qualify for, we can help you with valuable resources that will assist you in:  obtaining information about careers and the skills required for a variety of occupations; develop important work skills such as conducting job searches, writing resumes, preparing for interviews; accessing information and opportunities for work-based experience through internships, summer work programs, apprenticeships and mentoring; and identifying community resources that can help you to plan and meet your transition goals.

Note: Data for this listing was compiled from online sources by UOG social work students enrolled in SW110 Introduction to Community Services on Guam classes (Sections 1 and 2) in the spring semester of 2017.
 

At the American Job Center, there are a network of Youth Programs and Services that are available to help you achieve your goals. Services may include: tutoring, alternative secondary school, adult mentoring, leadership development, summer employment directly linked to academic and occupational learning, paid and unpaid work experience, occupational skill training, comprehensive guidance and counseling, follow-up services, and support services.

Additional Information:

An Eligible Participant is defined as an individual who is 14-21 years of age, currently attending school, meet federal income guidelines, eligible to work in the United States, posses a barrier to employment (high school dropout, pregnant/teen parent, homeless, runaway, foster child, disability, offender/ex-offender, basic skills deficient).

Work Experience Activity exposes the youth to the world of work. The program provides hands-on training in learning work readiness skills. It also enables youth to experience the day-to-day demands of a professional work environment. This training can either be paid or unpaid and may take up to 480 hours to complete.

Classroom to Careers is a year-round program that focuses on occupational skills training through work experience, internship, and classroom instruction. This activity offers in-school youth work experience opportunities in the summer along with after school activities throughout the year.

Limited Internship Activity provides the youth an opportunity to learn a particular job skill in a field that they are interested in, and get paid while being trained. Upon satisfactory completion of the training, employers are required to retain participants as regular employees. Occupations that a participant can be trained include: clerk typist, secretary, data entry clerk, dental assistant, accounting clerk, front desk clerk, administrative assistant, sales associate, allied health, construction, business technology.

Classroom Training Activity provides the youth an opportunity to obtain knowledge and job skills. This training also provides in-school and out-of-school youth a pathway to obtain a high school diploma or GED. Training programs that can be provided include: Basic Remedial Education, English-as-a-second language, occupational skills training (theory), Pre-GED/GED Services, adult mentoring, leadership development opportunities, comprehensive guidance and counseling, certificate program, apprenticeship, customized training.

Phyllis Topasna

phyllis.topasna@dol.guam.gov

710 West Marine Corps Drive Suite 301 Bell Tower Plaza, Hagatna , GUAM, GUAM

1-671-475-7000, 1-671-475-7001

1-671-475-7045

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

08:00 AM

05:00 PM


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