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The Community Development Division (CDD) partners with agencies to support employment training and career development for youth, young adults, and adults.

Youth Employment Services:
Services that provide training and employment (including paid internships) to youth ages 14-21. Activities provide youth valuable job training, career guidance, and real-world work experience through connections with caring adults.

Wanda Fullmore Internship Program:
The City of Madison Wanda Fullmore Youth Internship program goal provides high school age youth who face barriers to employment an internship. With the support of a nonprofit agency, Youth intern in a City Department or with other related City partners. This program provides meaningful and relevant experiences, supporting educational goals and future employment.

Young Adult Employment Services:
Services prepare young adults ages 18-26 for employment by providing career pathway exploration, job coaching, job training, and work experience. These services for young adults help them to gain and keep paid employment at a living wage.

Adult Employment Services:
Services that support unemployed or underemployed adults (especially parents) age 18 and up, who face barriers to employment. Services include financial skills, language skills, GED support, life skills, work-ready skills, specific industry-recognized training, career guidance, basic needs assistance, pre- and post-employment service linkage as well as transitional and permanent placement in jobs with business partners. The goal of these services is to connect adults to family-supporting jobs.

Agencies can apply to receive funding to support Employment and Training services through a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process. RFPs typically run every few years, CDD has an anticipated timeline of RFPs. When the Employment and Training RFP becomes available, it will be posted on our Funding Opportunities page.