South West Employment and Training Program
A Program Designed to Aid
the Entire Community
SWEAT is a state-funded program through the Governors Office of Workforce Training and Development. We serve
30 youth per program year. Eligible participants must live in the South Valley and be ages 16-24 at the time
of enrollment. There are two phases to the SWEAT program.
SWEAT provides 50 hours of Class Room Training, which include Employment Training
Workshops and Life Skills Workshops. Some areas of focus include communication skills, hygiene,
goal setting, conflict resolution, mock interviews, budgeting, alcohol and substance
abuse awareness, media literacy and independent living skills. Upon completion of the Class
Room Training component, students are paid for their participation and receive a completion certificate.
Students must graduate successfully from Phase I in order to continue on to Phase II. Two
options are available in Phase II. The first option is if a SWEAT Class Room Training
graduate obtains his/her GED, and enrolls in any secondary education institution, he/she is
eligible for a small scholarship. If this is not a viable option at the time, a successful SWEAT
graduate can enroll in Work Experience. In Work Experience, we place a SWEAT graduate at a small
business or non-profit organization for 50 hours of on-the-job training. This is at no cost to
the employer, and the SWEAT graduate is compensated by the SWEAT program at the minimum
wage hourly rate for 50 hours.
Participants work one-on-one with the program director to ensure personal and professional
Information Request: To obtain additional information on the SWEAT Program, or to include
your business in the Work Experience element of SWEAT, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with ATTN:SWEAT in the subject line. Thank you!
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