Youth Programs

The Youth Programs division of Jersey Cape Diagnostic, Training, and Opportunity Center, Inc. assists eligible youth ages 16 to 24 in the Jersey Cape region in preparing for and acquiring employment. We have over 25 years of experience and success in youth training as an approved New Jersey Department of Education non-public school training provider and we are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Our programs are offered to youth who face various barriers to employment, such as those who are disabled, those who have dropped out of high school, and those who are on probation. Overall, this results in a positive effect on the region's economy and workforce development.


Hospitality Education Leading to Local Opportunities (HELLO)

A nationally recognized hospitality credential program.

Pathways to Employment

Youth receive work readiness training and guidance to help them develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to become productive members of society.

Opening Doors for Out-of-School Youth (ODOSY)

Free assistance to youth who have dropped out of school or have a high school diploma but are unemployed or underemployed.

Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

Trained counselors empower youth with disabilities to achieve their highest employment potential.

Out-of-School Youth Employment Services

Services to help youth who are out-of-school and at-risk get back on the path to self-sufficiency.

Preparing to Reach Employment Potential (PREP)

Free, comprehensive educational and employment preparation services.