As part of its core competencies, NOVA's mission entails helping youth and adults acquire
the dexterity to position themselves within a changing labor market. Considering the
relentless stream of displaced job seekers, workforce intermediaries must possess a
deep understanding of the regional climate and have access to information to help
decipher its temperamental disposition.
However, NOVA also focuses on engaging youth in the challenging and volatile labor
market of the area. NOVA's Youth Employment Program provides individualized assistance
in exploring and developing educational and career goals to youth in Cupertino, Los Altos,
Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, and Sunnyvale. Through career guidance,
application workshops, skills training in basic computer skills, and intern placement,
the program offers necessary skills and an important avenue to the workforce for youth
as young as 16.