Employment & Training

Vocational Training Programs

The Tucson Urban League can help members of our community create a new future for themselves and their families with the Career YES Training Institute. Fully dedicated to empowering people who want to work and transforming the lives of participants, this special training program consists of an Home Builders Institute Pre-Apprenticeship that lasts 12 weeks where participants will get real-world and on-the-jobsite experience with vocational training. Because participants learn new skills and perform real work, they will earn $200/week and a PACT certificate of training upon completion. Other programs include:

  • EPA Training – 3 week program – free to attend (no pay offered)
  • Environmental Professional & CDL Driver – 4 week program – free to attend (no pay offered)

Youth Training Opportunities (Ages 16-24)

We also offer special training opportunities to youths looking for an introduction to the workforce and real-life skills they can use in a career. Additionally, we also offer employment programs and vocational training opportunities to:

  • Unemployed and displaced workers
  • Under-served and court-involved youth
  • Out-of-school youth and ex-offenders
  • Secondary and post-secondary students

For more information regarding our vocational training programs, please contact members of the Career YES Training Institute:

  • Byron Christopher: 520-724-7644
  • Nicholas Mares: 520-791-9522 ext. 120

Employment Assistance

In partnership with Pima County One Stop Centers, we provide a comprehensive set of services that prepares low-income youth, adults and dislocated workers for the competitive job market as well as referrals for job placement.

Summer Youth Education and Employment

We offer a wide variety of summer youth programs targeting youth ages 14-24. Our staff provides work experience, basic education instruction and academic enrichment and employability skills training during the summer months. Students get an opportunity to earn credit toward school, gain exposure to the workforce and engage in career and educational planning.


Have Questions?

For more information, please contact Donna Baker, Employment and Training Facilitator today!

520-791-9522 ext. 101