What Other Resources Are There for Youth?

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is not alone in serving Austin youth.  On this page, you will find links to local and online resources.

Local Partners

  • American YouthWorks  - 512.744.1918 - AYW is a non-profit Charter School located in downtown Austin that incorporates job training and job placement services as part of their educational and project-based enrichment programs.
  • Communities in Schools - 512.464.9723 - CIS enables young people to learn, stay in school, and prepare for a successful life by providing school-based services and links to community resources.
  • Goodwill Industries of Central Texas - 512.637.7181 - Goodwill is committed to providing services that help participants overcome identified barriers to education and employment.
  • LifeWorks  - 512.735.2400 - LifeWorks' mission is to transition youth and families from crisis to safety and success. LifeWorks operates three multi-service centers in Austin and four sites dedicated to housing and serving homeless and runaway youth and youth exiting foster care

Career Planning Resources

Finding the Right Job for You

  • Texas Reality Check – Determine how much money you will need to earn in the future to live the way you would like
  • My Next Move – Identify and/or explore career options. Search job options by key words, industry or interests
  • O'Net Interest Profiler - Helps you to identify possible career options based on your interests
  • mySkillsmyFuture - Identify career options based on your previous jobs
  • Achieve Texas - Search careers options by industry cluster

Applying to College

Paying for College

Additional Training Programs

  • Job Corps – 512.665.7327 - Free education and training program that helps low-income young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job.


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Workforce Solutions Capital
Area - Youth Services/Goodwill

Theresa Medrano, M.A,
Supervisor of Youth Services
Email: theresa.medrano@goodwillcentraltexas.org
Phone: 512.649.7779

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

Equal Opportunity is the Law