An Alternative Pathway To Success

The Union County Career Exploration & Job Readiness program (UCCEJR) allows local youth to intern at local businesses while they discover their passion. This program is funded by the Union County Youth Service Commission through a Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative grant.  The Youth Service Commission is part of the Union County Department of Human Services, Division of Youth Service.  This program exposes youth ages 16-21 to various career paths.

Our business partners have exposed youth to the following career paths:

Health Care


Food Service


Website/Social Media Development

Data Entry



We Seek To Partner With:

  1. Businesses that need an intern for a maximum of six weeks, at no cost to them.
  2. Businesses that are invested in the success of youth in their community.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this program available to all businesses in Union County?

Answer: Yes. The UCCEJR program is available to all businesses located in the county’s 21 municipalities.

What kind of training will the program provide for the youth?

Answer: Prior to being placed in an internship, the youth will undergo training in business writing, graphic design, workplace etiquette, website development, and job readiness.