Work Readiness

EMPLOYMENT TRAINING FOR TEENS

WORK READINESS

The Unified Outreach business-administration-work-preparedness is an employment training program for young adults ages 13-17 and 18-24. The program focuses on the administration of acquisitions and sales of vehicles donated through the Unified Outreach Autos4Arts program.

Students learn basic trouble-shooting and diagnostics, estimation of value and pricing, license and registration process, auto sale rules and regulations, contracts, warranties, and other relevant information. Students also learn to build resumes, interview,as well as investigate networking opportunities, education, and career tracks.

For more information on how you can support this program by donating your vehicle please visit the Autos4Arts link at the top of this page.

The Unified Outreach media-industry-work-readiness is an employment preparedness program for young adults ages 13-17 and 18-24. The program focuses on the production and distribution of VIBRANT Entertainment & Arts Magazine, Seattle’s ONLY full-color, glossy paper magazine provided free to readers in the greater Seattle area.

Additionally, this training provides industry-level experience in the field of art media management, including artist representation, contracts, and how to write and distribute press releases.
Students train in areas of short story writing, photography, illustrations, page layout, marketing, and more. Students also learn to build resumes, interview, investigate networking opportunities, education, and career tracks.

Unified Outreach has been actively engaged in youth arts programming for nearly two-decades; with the work-readiness program launching in 2010 thanks to a partnership between Unified Outreach and Mayor McGinn’s office.

The program, although open to both boys and girls, has been particularly popular with young women, and has seen several of its student’s transition from pupil to teacher.

Students such as Darrian, who started attending classes over 10 years ago, participating in music, dance, and video programs, such as the Unified Outreach/SCAN Television program “What’s Good Seattle, the Shop 206”. Today she teaches event management and summer day camp classes.

Another student turned teacher is Isis, who first walked the catwalk at the pilot work-training program in 2010. In 2016 she took on the role of Instructor, stating “I really feel like I identify with the kids in the program. And it feels really good to share the things I’ve learned over the years.”

Keeks  has been participating in Unified Outreach classes for as long as she can remember. From traditional drawing and painting, to contemporary dance, cartooning, music, and video. This year was her first as a program instructor for the Cartoon Animation Summer Day Camp.

And Karla participated in the work-readiness program in 2013 and this year returned as an instructor for the Runway program. Now 18, Karla is also using the contacts she made through the program to pursue her own career in Fashion and Design.

This popular program has seen female enrollment rates as high as 80% in previous sessions.

The Unified Outreach work-readiness-in-event-management is an employment preparedness program for young adults ages 13-17 and 18-24. The program focuses on employment in the field of event management with syllabus focusing on Fashion & Runway, Musical Performances, Talent Shows, and Comedy Showcases.  These classes assign four teams of youth to plan, design, and deliver a 40 minute free community event.

Teams consist of Facilities/Stage Set-Up, Sound & Lighting, Promotions/PR/Marketing, Photo & Video Production, and Stage Management/Models/Runway. Students also learn to build resumes, interview, investigate networking opportunities, education, and career tracks.