Pierce County Housing Authority is in a partnership with Youth Works through Private Industry Council/WorkSource.
Youth Work's mission is to "promote the virtue of work and the ethic of social responsibility." This is accomplished by placing young adults, ages 18-21, into a work site such as PCHA for entry-level employment. Youth Works provides all wages including Labor and Industry liability; on the job training is provided at the work site. Everybody wins from the Youth Works program. The work site gains entry-level manpower at no cost to them. The worker learns job specific skills and gains work experience. The community benefits from the trainee's development into a successful worker with the skills to find and keep employment.