Workforce Development operates the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.  This is a 100% Federally funded program, with funds distributed by the New York State Department of Labor.  Saratoga County works in a three-county consortium with Warren and Washington Counties to receive and allocate funds.  To access funds, the County is mandated to create a Workforce Development Board and a Career Center for providing core employment services along with a variety of other optional services.

Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) is a grant funded, eight-week summer program for eligible youth (age 14-20) to earn money, receive initial financial literacy education, and gain basic employment readiness soft skills to prepare them for success in the workforce with the support of a youth program counselor.

SYEP Application

Potential Worksite Memorandum and Application

Saratoga County’s Summer Youth Employment Program FAQ

    • A private sector-led board that is appointed jointly by Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties and includes a variety of other workforce related agencies.  It shares responsibility with the counties for oversight of the local WIOA programs and can facilitate a broad range of workforce development issues for the local area.
    • The Career Center provides a variety of job related informational workshops and a structured job search program which teaches individuals how to prepare for and conduct a successful job search, i.e., resumes and interviews.  Provides core employment services and access to services of other partner agencies.  This center is jointly operated with the New York State Department of Labor.
    • These services are designed to assist the job seeker in finding their next job, providing workforce related information or exploring training opportunities.
    • Provides limited funds for financial aid and support services to those who qualify for training-in-demand occupations (e.g. nursing, etc.), as well as on the job training (OJT) with local employers.
    • Includes accessing grants and grant information, providing training resources, access to E-learning computer programs, job fairs, referrals, access to Department of Labor services.
    • This is a summer and year-round work and learning program for youth to better prepare them for future work.  Services for both in-school and out-of-school youth are offered.
    • Works with local courts to place eligible offenders in supervised community service work as an alternative to incarceration.


Contact Us
Jenniffer McCloskey, Director
Career Center

152 West High Street Suite B 204
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Phone: (518) 884-4170
FAX: (518) 884-4262
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

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