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 please contact us at 410-313-1060.

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Services to Youth

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
Youth Opportunity Fair

Summer Youth Program 2024

Registration is now Open!

The Howard County Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a six-week program running from July 1, 2024, to August 9, 2024, designed to provide Howard County youth and young adults aged 14-24 with enriching and constructive summer work experiences.

As a participant in this program, the SYEP Participant will be given the opportunity to earn a competitive wage while also learning valuable skills and gaining hands-on experience in various employment settings. Possible employment settings include community organizations, private sector companies, and government agencies.
Selected SYEP Participants will earn a competitive wage of $14.00 per hour (for 14- and 15-year-olds) and $16.00 per hour (for 16- to 24-year-olds) and work up to 25 hours per week. Please note that this salary is non-negotiable. Please also note that the program has been revamped with an emphasis on in-person worksites for youth who are 16 years old and older. Employment for youth who are 14-15 is remote/virtual.

Summer Youth Class

Summer Youth Employment Resource Guide

The Summer Youth Employment Resource Guide provides details on the Summer Youth Employment Program, including program overview, application process, required documentation, program dates, selection criteria, and onboarding procedures. It serves as a comprehensive resource to inform potential participants about the program's structure and requirements.

summer youth guide

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.


Services offered by the Howard County Office of Workforce Development are supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration as part of awards totaling $2,933,986 with 0% financed from non-governmental sources.

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

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