Hillside Public Schools has partnered with the United Way of Greater Union County to provide employment and career planning services to twenty (20) Hillside High School students ages 14-21 years old.  Students and parents must pre-register and meet eligibility requirements as defined by the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act to participate.  Services include:


Paid work experience

Job readiness training

Financial literacy training

Access to certification programs


Leadership development workshops 

Resume writing


and much more . . .


According to Dr. Gayles, Superintendent of Schools, "This pilot is another first for our district that will provide our students with valuable work experiences, college and career readiness and 21st Century learning skills as a foundation for successful post-secondary experiences."  Registration is still open and will close when all twenty (20) slots have been filled.  Interested students can contact Mrs. Christine Sidwa, Hillside High School Principal, for registration information


We appreciate the partnership of James Horne, Chairman of the Union County Workforce Development Board, American Job Center; Juanita Vargas, Vice President of Programs and Operations and Talina Knox, Program Coordinator, Hillside Family Success Center. 


More information about YEPP can be found at

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