The Office of Workforce Development works with youth to help them in identifying and accomplishing their educational and career goals. Our services are aimed to help you succeed! Our staff will work with you one-on-one to create a personal plan for success and to connect you to education and /or in-demand industry occupations. For more information about how to enroll in our program click here.

Click the link to register

The application deadline for the 2023 Howard County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) has concluded.

Thank you for your interest!

All candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by June 23rd.


Additional services we provide include:

  • Career and employment coaching
  • High school diploma attainment
  • Skills training
  • Tutoring   
  • Resume and interviewing assistance
  • Job search assistance
  • Paid/unpaid work experience


Contact Us

To get further information or to set up an appointment to enroll in the program,

Contact Ninah Dawson - Youth Specialist Email

Equal Opportunity Program

As an equal opportunity program, discrimination in WIOA Title I financially assisted programs or activities is prohibited by federal law and by Howard County Government. Our programs are made possible in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. Veterans and eligible spouses receive priority of service in time and funding. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

If you need an accommodation, please contact Stephanie Hill by phone at

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