Jobs 253 offers Tacoma Public School high school students the opportunity to earn high school credit for graduation and the opportunity to gain paid meaningful work experience.

Greetings Jobs 253 students and parent/guardians,

Thank you for your interest in the Jobs 253 Program! This program provides students with job readiness training, paid worksite and service work experiences that develop leadership skills and benefit our community in meaningful ways.

Jobs 253 and City of Tacoma

The areas of Jobs 253 the City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Schools foster together include three multifaceted opportunities:

  1. Service Work – 40 hours of a combination of job readiness training and service through coaching, instructing, and other opportunities. Students earn .5 high school credit and a $500.00 completion stipend.
  2. Industry-Recognized Credential (IRC) Programs – 40 plus hours of training from industry experts that leads directly to careers with the certifications required for employment.
  3. Summer Community Service and Leadership Program – 75 plus hours of job readiness training and the opportunity to serve organizations such as: YMCA, Metro Parks, and Food Pantries and Distribution Centers.

See Tacoma Public Schools Jobs 253 and Career and Technical Education website for more information.