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Get a headstart on careers with YE University.

New for the 2019-2020 school year, Youthentity introduces the YE University & Career Academy pilot program in partnership with local high schools.


Youthentity Career Academy & YE University expands upon Youthentity's past high school career development programs for a more robust career exploration and readiness program. For our pilot program, we will focus on two industries: Construction and Hospitality. In tandem with hands-on learning, students will gain access to YE University, an online learning platform which teaches high school students the basics of workplace communication and behaviors, interview skills, how to write effective resumes and cover letters, and other professional skills to give them an edge in entering the workforce.

Who it’s for:

Career Academy & YE University is for high school Juniors and Seniors (and Sophomores by exception) who are interested in receiving hands-on experience in either Construction or Hospitality.

Careers covered include:

Construction Management: architecture, structural/civil engineering, rough carpentry, roofing, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, concrete, masonry, landscape architecture. Click here to view the course syllabus.

Hospitality: culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, restaurant management & business, hotels &lodging. Click here to view the course syllabus.

What to expect:

  • Class will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 3:30 pm, and Wednesday from 1:00-2:10 pm.

  • Classes will meet for the entire academic year.

  • Students choose a track in either Construction Management or Hospitality.

  • Hospitality students will meet at Youthentity (572 Highway 133, Carbondale).

  • Construction Management classes will take place primarily at Gould Construction, but may also meet at other locations (TBD).

  • We are happy to provide free bus passes to students who need them.