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United States Marine Safety Institute

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At Risk Youth Programs & Services

The USMSI Division of At Risk Youth Programs and Services is primarily responsible for coordinating all youth-related workforce programs . Our programs primarily serve young adults ages 16-24 that face a variety of barriers to employment. We provide leadership to the workforce system and our grantees, policy direction and guidance, support for program administration, and technical assistance.

​The Division of At Risk Youth Services is responsible for:

* Aligning federal, state and local resources for youth services to ensure that available youth funds are effectively coordinated into a comprehensive delivery system for youth employment and training;
* Providing funding for comprehensive youth development services so youth, particularly those most disadvantaged, have the academic, technical, and work-readiness skills they need to successfully transition to adulthood, career pathways and post-secondary education and training;
* Providing leadership and direction of the comprehensive system of Employment and Training Administration-funded youth employment and training services which includes the state and local government formula grant programs administered by workforce development boards and competitively-awarded grant programs administered by community-based organizations, local government organizations, community colleges and other eligible organizations; and
* Delivering efficient, effective, and customer-focused technical assistance services to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders to deliver quality services to all youth.

This is a great article on the important need of education and information when on the water!

The U.S. Marine Safety Institute’s Module Training Courses (MTC’s) supports a wide variety of programs to ensure that all youth have the skills and training they need to successfully make the transition to adulthood and careers. These programs include:

Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation. Applicants for apprenticeship programs must be at least 16 years old and meet the program sponsor's qualifications.

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Modular Training Programs: USMSI provides a wide array of Youth and Veteran Training Programs. These programs, modular training courses (MTCs), are geared to cover a variety of topics.

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Job Connect: Job Connect is a comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 27. Private companies, state agencies, federal agencies, and unions recruit young people to participate in our Job Connect program, where they can train for and be placed in jobs.

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Youth Build: Youth-build programs give at-risk youth ages 16-27 the opportunity to transform their lives by earning their high school diploma or state-recognized equivalency degree, learning to be community leaders, and preparing for college and other post-secondary training opportunities.

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