Summer Youth Employment Program 

The Torrington Area Youth Service Bureau in conjunction with the City of Torrington operates the Summer Youth Employment program funded through the CT Department of Labor’s Regional Workforce Investment Board. The summer program is for eligible youth age 14-21 in the Torrington area. The program runs for 6 weeks and youth are paid minimum wage for 20 hours of work at host worksites. Over 100 youth are hired annually and placed in various businesses, non-profit agencies, and work crews around the greater Torrington area. 

Applications are available mid-April through the end of May at the TAYSB office and area school guidance offices. Or use the link below to print the application.

Youth Employment Application


SYEP – Year Round Program 

This program is an extension of the summer program allowing youth who had exceptional performance to continue working throughout the school year. The availability, length, hours, and number of youth varies annually based on funding.

Host Worksites

If your business or non-profit would like to host Summer Youth Employment participants next year, please contact our office at (860) 496-0356!

Information for Host Worksites