Yes2Jobs is a career development program that prepares high school, college and entry-level candidates for careers in Media, Technology, Finance and Healthcare Services. In addition, our program provides career coaching and planning sessions to young professionals to ensure/improve their advancement opportunities. We know what works!
Prepare a diverse workforce from under-resourced communities so they can gain access to life-altering careers.
Provide employers in those industries with qualified candidates ready to work, ready to learn, and ready to successfully navigate in the business world.
Three Pillars… The Foundation for Success
Expose and prepare students for a variety of potential career paths through professional branding and leadership development training.
Prepare college students to discover, develop and present their professional brands for careers; gain knowledge of workplace culture; prepare to compete for jobs and internships.
Career coaching and planning sessions; professional branding and leadership development service; networking and mentorship opportunities.
Y.E.S. To Jobs was initially created in 1987 in response to the NAACP’s criticism that the music industry lacked diversity in management positions. The founders of A&M Records convened a group of other industry leaders and concluded that an increased awareness of career options and opportunities for minorities was crucial because, “people can’t be what they don’t know exists.” Y.E.S. To Jobs was so successful that in 1991 it was awarded an NAACP Image Award for opening the entertainment industry to minority youth. Y.E.S to Jobs eventually expanded to TV, Film, Telecommunications and Video Gaming. Many of the leaders in media today are Y.E.S alums: TV producer Carl Beverly, President & CMO of Warner Recorded Music Eric Wong, and the President of Motown Ethiopia Habtemariam. All give credit to Y.E.S. in helping them to launch their careers. Clearly Yes2Jobs has the experience to do this!!
It’s never too early to start pursuing your dreams. I got my foot in the door at 15 thanks to YES to Jobs and I was presented with opportunities I might not have had otherwise. It launched me in a career I would have never known existed.
International Distribution and Productions
Sony Pictures Television
Yes to Jobs was essential and invaluable to my career in entertainment and any success that I have enjoyed. The skills, relationships, information, exposure, support and unprecedented access that YES provided this 15-year-old kid of a single mom, from the inner city of LA were priceless.
Co-Founder & Producer
Timberman-Beverly Productions | Elementary, Seal Team, Masters of Sex, Unforgettable, Justified
As the largest employer of YES students from the program’s inception, we hosted some exceptional young people. Some came back to us as employees and some pursued other interests, but all credit that early real-life work experience as the reason they went on to successful careers.
Former Vice President, Human Resources | Warner Elektra Atlantic Corporation
Yes2Jobs is an employment development program that prepares high school, college and entry-level candidates for careers in Media, Technology, Finance and Healthcare Services.