In collaboration with local school districts, employers, business organizations and government, the Y.E.S. Northeast program is now available in northeastern Pennsylvania. The program is designed to help youth acquire the fundamental skills that employers regard as important to a well-trained work force. It addresses key concerns of the employers, while preparing applicants for quality employment opportunities and a pathway to a secure future.
MAEC began offering Y.E.S., which originated in York, PA, during the 2006-07 school year. In August 2010, the Northeast PA Manufacturers & Employers Council revamped the entire YES curriculum. MAEC has developed and has copyrighted the YES Northeast curriculum. The curriculum includes a number of new modules based on the business communities needs, as well as interactive materials injected throughout. Currently, YES Northeast is offered in Schuylkill, Luzerne and Erie counties.
The Y.E.S. Northeast program is a 120-hour 1 credit elective course with rigorous certification requirements. The course targets high schol seniors.
- High School Diploma or GED Certificate
- Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
- Achieve a Reading and Math score equivalent to Grade Level 9.0
- Wonderlic Personnel Test (WPT)
- Achieve a score of 21 out of 50
- Completion of 120 hours of the Y.E.S. Northeast Curriculum
- Topics include communications, teamwork, health and safety, personal development, technology, quality as well as plant/business tours.
- Successfully pass 6 Panel Drug Screening
- Demonstrated attendance of 95 percent or better
- (To documented guidelines for absenteeism and tardiness)
If your business would be interested in hosting a YES tour, speaking to YES students, or offering preferred interviews to YES graduates, click here for our Speaker and Tour Host Interest Form. Please fill it out and fax it to 570-622-2776.
Schools currently offering the YES Program are listed below.
Central Tech High School, Erie
Fort Leboeuf High School, Waterford
Iroquis High School, Erie
Seneca High School, Erie
Crestwood Area High School, Mountaintop
Blue Mountain High School, Orwigsburg
Mahanoy Area High School, Mahanoy City
Minersville Area High School, Minersville
North Schuylkill High School, Ashland
Pine Grove Area High School, Pine Grove
Pottsville Area High School, Pottsville
Shenandoah Valley High School, Shenandoah
Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Mar Lin
Schuylkill Haven Area High School, Schuylkill Haven
Tamaqua Area High School, Tamaqua
Williams Valley High School, Tower City