Workforce and Business Services


Youth Co-Op offers comprehensive career information, extensive employment search, training opportunities and other related supportive services, all free of charge, to Miami-Dade County residents through strategically located Career Centers. These centers also provide individuals with employment and training information, resources and services necessary for career development, and serve as links to help employers find skilled workers and participate in workforce development activities.

The Career Centers operated by Youth Co-op are located in Homestead, Little Havana, West Dade, and Perrine.

Little Havana center Felipe Reboucas
Homestead center Elou Fleurine
Perrine center Robert Cambronne
West Dade center Carl Alexis

Workforce services include:

  • Job search, including placement and career counseling
  • Employment workshops
  • Resume writing
  • Internet access to on-line job searches and statewide job banks
  • Use of office equipment for career development purposes
  • On-the-Job Training/Paid Work Experience Opportunities
  • Individual Training Accounts (educational scholarships)
  • Support services such as child care, transportation assistance, and others


This Way ONward is Gap Inc. Foundation’s paid internship program for low-income teens and young adults, ages 16 to 24, facing barriers to employment. The program provides job readiness training and the opportunity to apply the skills learned through paid internships at Old Navy stores with the possibility for extended employment. Through this program Youth Co-Op seeks to help youth gain skills and confidence via real-life work experience in order to pursue their own paths.


The Back-to-Work 50+ Program helps unemployed or under-employed older adults with limited incomes to improve their job search skills with the guidance of trained career coaches. Through workshops, videos and coaching, the program helps individuals over the age of 50 to use a job search guide and other tools to set up and launch a job search plan that is aligned with today’s economy. The program’s goal is to reach and serve older adults by incorporating tools and resources that address the unique challenges of workers age 50 and older, and introduces them to short-term training, work-based learning and other support programs they may need.

Youth Co-Op and AARP Foundation collaborate to bring monthly online Back to Work 50+ Coaching Cohorts taught by professional coaches.  Program participants attend online classes twice a week and work with local coaches throughout the week to get personalized support and a deeper understanding of the local labor market.  YCI provides participants with online/virtual individual and small group coaching; help job candidates complete the steps in the Job Campaign Checklist, launch their job campaigns, connect with short-term training, and access job opportunities. Youth Co-Op collaborates with business services/employer relations staff to connect job candidates to job openings identified by local employers.

Business Services

We Can Save You Time and Money
Would you like to know how YCI’s business services can help you not only decrease costs, but also increase profits, productivity, and help transform your business?

How We Can Help

As an extension of your HR department, we offer HR solutions that will improve your business performance  while saving you valuable time and money.

Whether you’re a small business that needs an easy, cost-effective way to recruit and pre-screen prospective employees, or a mid-size to large firm that wants labor market information to expand, YCI can assist you at no cost. We offer comprehensive and flexible HR and business solutions that work as hard as you  do – making it easier for you to increase efficiency and focus on the more strategic aspects of your business.

Our Services Include:

  • Recruitment
  • Job Bank
  • Labor Market Services
  • Training Grants
  • Tax Incentives

Get started today by contacting:

Business Services 305.643.6730