Students/Young Adults


At Workforce Solutions Borderplex, students and young adults are a priority in our mission to serve our region. From innovative programs to job-related financial assistanceeducation assistance, interactive workshops to our one-of-a-kind career exploration events, we let our imagination go when it comes to innovation and creativity to tap into the potential of our talented, younger population. 

If you are interested in our youth program or initiatives, you may be eligible for the following benefits: 

  • Paid work experience internship 
  • Transportation 
  • Child care and dependent care 
  • Housing 
  • Needs-related payments 
  • Education and training preparation 
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Skills training (short term training certificate programs) 
  • Tutoring 
  • Educational testing 
  • Leadership development 
  • Mentorship  
  • Financial literacy 
  • Entrepreneurial skills training 
  • Books, fees, school supplies, and other necessary items for students enrolled in postsecondary education classes 
  • Uniforms or other appropriate work attire and work-related tools, including such items as eyeglasses and protective eye gear 
  • Payments and fees for employment and training-related applications, tests, and certifications 
  • Reasonable accommodations for youth with disabilities 
  • Linkages to community services 
  • Referrals to health care 

Our robust youth programs are designed to help you level up and get you closer to your career goal or give you the upgrade you need and train you for your next job opportunity  

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How do I Qualify | Let's Get Started | Resources & Activities | Past Successes 

So, How Do I Qualify?

If you are interested in our program or know a young person interested in one of our programs, here’s what you need to know about eligibility. 

  • Are you a resident in the Brewster, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, or Presidio County? 
  • Are you between the ages of 14-24? 
  • Are you a U.S. Citizen or a non-citizen authorized to work in the United States? 
  • If you are male aged 18+, are you registered for Military Selective Service? 
  • Do you meet the income eligible guidelines? (see list below) 

*Tip: Family size includes parents and all children in the household Family Size Family 

Family Size: 1 - Income: $11,770 

Family Size: 2 - Income: $15,930 

Family Size: 3 - Income: $21,821 

Family Size: 4 - Income: $26,939 

Family Size: 5 - Income: $31,795 

Family Size: 6 - Income: $37,186 

Family Size: 7 - Income: $42,577 

Family Size: 8 - Income: $47,968 

Family Size: 9 - Income: $53,359 

Family Size: 10 - Income: $58,750 

Family Size: Greater than 10 - Income: Add $5,391 for each person above 10. 


Priority Youth Categories: 

  • Foster youth
  • School dropout 
  • Basic literacy skills (reading and math) deficient 
  • Behind grade level 
  • Pregnant or parenting 
  • Individual with a disability 
  • Homeless or runaway  

 If you have any questions on our youth program or would like more information, please contact us at (915) 887-2120 or email the Youth Program staff at 

Let's Get Started

Your first step is to attend one of our free Youth Program Orientations. Please call 915-887-2600 for more information.


Virtual Eligibility Process New

We're online for you to provide access to education, gas money, child care, uniforms, a customized career plan, and any other tools you need to support your journey to a job you love. Let’s get you on the right path, starting with our virtual eligibility form that makes the process fast and easy. Click on the link and take your first step to your career


Resources & Activities



Texas Internship Challenge 

Youth Partners 

El Paso Independent School District - 

Socorro Indpendent School District – Community Education  

Ysleta Indpendent School District – Community Learning Center 

P.R.I.D.E Center - 

El Paso Center for Children - 

Pinnacle Social Services - 

Past Successes

El Paso: Level Up

Growing Forward 



Reboot El Paso  

Project Future 

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