Have you graduated, gotten your GED, or dropped out of school?
Are you not sure what to do now or how to get a job?
The VISIONS program can help you!

We offer classes on employment readiness to teens and young adults. Participants in the program receive a paycheck to attend the classes and will gain experience that will improve their resume.

To be eligible for this work assistance program, individuals must be ages 16-24, a high school dropout or high school graduate, reside in Somerset or Hunterdon county, and face one of the following barriers:

  • Learning or intellectual disability,
  • Pregnant or parenting,
  • Past or current involvement in the criminal justice system,
  • Gang involvement,
  • Language or cultural barriers,
  • Basic skills deficient,
  • Victim of harassment or bullying,
  • Mental health illness,
  • Substance abuse or dependency,
  • Runaway,
  • Displaced by catastrophic event,
  • Foster child,
  • Homelessness

Youth that meet these eligibility requirements - determined by Youth Employment Services of Somerset County - will be enrolled in Middle Earth’s VISIONS Program. Once enrolled, participants will:

  • Be paid to attend two weeks of employment readiness classes. (Classes consist of learning how to write a resume, practicing interviewing techniques, searching for jobs, and writing cover letters. Additional classes are offered for workplace situational judgment, budgeting, reading, math, and active listening.)
  • Engage in paid community service experience to provide clients with professional experience and boost their resume.
  • Take a test for one of many valuable workplace credentials. (VISIONS offers access to a number of valuable credentials, such as OSHA-10, ServSafe, and CPR/First Aid.)

Upon completion of Middle Earth’s VISIONS Program, youth participate in a follow-up program with the Youth Employment Services of Somerset County. Through this program, participants have the opportunity to receive $4,000 towards furthering their education and receive assistance to help find jobs and employment opportunities.

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