The Youth Job Center’s (YJC) primary goal is to provide youth with the necessary skills for successful employment. YJC’s 10-hour four-part pre-employment training introduces workplace expectations and provides staff an opportunity to assess youths’ job readiness. Training sessions focus on both hard skills (e.g. job applications, interviews and telephone techniques) and soft skills (e.g. work ethic and people skills). All participants complete a pre- and post- employment skills assessment in connection with the employment skills training.