Our Young Adults
UTEC’s comprehensive enrollment program model is intentionally designed for young adults with proven
barriers to success, primarily incarceration and other serious criminal histories.
Our three service communities are all designated Gateway Cities: mid-sized cities characterized by
high poverty rates, low educational attainment levels, and a strong manufacturing heritage.
Our Young Adults’ experience and opportunities are shaped by these community challenges.
By the Numbers (FY19)
young adults in our intensive enrollment program
young adults reached through streetworker outreach and engagement
Of the 167 enrolled, 90% had one or more barrier to success.
|Had a Criminal Record||
|Were Gang Involved||
|Lacked a High School Credential||
|Were Parenting or Expecting||
Despite these barriers, our young adults continue to chip away at their goals, and we roll out the orange carpet to celebrate every step of the way!
|No New Convictions or Technical Violations||
|No New Arrests||
|Attempted a HiSET Test and Passed at least 1 HiSET Subject Area Test||
|Employed in a UTEC Social Enterprise||
|Young Adults Employed in a UTEC Social Enterprise and Earned an Industry-Recognized Certification. (e.g., OSHA or ServeSafe)||
More about UTEC’s Young Adults