County Youth Services
The Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium's Youth Services Program is located at Erie Community College's One Stop Center at the North Campus (facing Youngs Road). Our mailing address is:
Erie Community College One Stop Center
Youth Services Department
Gleasner Hall, Room 166
6205 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
We are funded by the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium, Inc. on behalf of the Workforce Investment Board of Buffalo and Erie County, Inc. The following services are provided:
- Career counseling
- Resume development, job searching, and interview techniques
- After school and summer job opportunities
- Referrals for high school equivalency preparation
- Assistance with math, reading and other subjects
- Career exploration strategies
- Work readiness instruction through part-time and summer job opportunities
- Support services (transportation, child care, basic skills, mentoring)
Preparing for the future can be a painstaking task, but at the Erie Community College One Stop Center, we can assist you in finding employment, guide you down the right path, and provide you with the tools necessary to become successful. Through our efforts at the ECC One Stop, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable training on the job, earn money, meet new people, and experience some individual freedom and satisfaction from a good day's work.
Our summer program provides employment to qualified youth throughout Erie County. In this program you will learn what it takes to succeed on the job and gain workplace "know-how" skills. These skills will set the foundation for successful employment. We can also provide assistance in obtaining after school employment.
In order to put you on the path to success, we provide many job search techniques and preparation for job interviews. Job readiness workshops will acquaint you with employers' expectations. Workshops will focus on communication skills, teamwork, time management, positive work habits, responsibility, and appropriate interview behavior. Together, we'll explore common interview questions and answers, and appropriate dress for an interview. Our goal is to provide the necessary tools for a successful transition from school to work. In partnership with local schools, community agencies and employers, we are dedicated to increasing job opportunities and job retention, as well as lowering school dropout rates.
Our cost-free services are available to youth, ages 14-21, who meet one of the following barriers to employment:
- Economically disadvantaged
- In-school youth
- Out-of-school youth
- High school dropout
- Basic skills deficient
- Homeless, runaway, or foster child
- Pregnant or parenting youth
- An offender (PINS, Juvenile Offender designated by Family Court)
- Disabled youth (mental, physical or learning disabled)
Other eligibility guidelines may apply. For more information about the Buffalo and Erie County Workforce Development Consortium's Youth Services Program located at the ECC One Stop Center, please contact Diane Falzone, Youth Services Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-4450.
Youth Services Office Hours
We are open from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Our Career Resource Room in Gleasner 166 is also open Thursday evenings until 8 p.m.