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AYC YCF See you at next year's Youth Career Fest!

The Annual Youth Career Fest, by the Youth Initiatives Office, is a career exploration event for Austin area high school students hosted by the Austin Youth Council. The Austin Youth Council is a group of high school students who represent the voice of youth in local government by learning about city government and meeting with policymakers and administrators. 

Since 2013, the Austin Youth Council has hosted the Youth Career Fest to provide students with a day to explore their career and higher educational interests.

As one of the largest Career Fests in the city, we have hosted more than 200+ vendors from diverse career fields, with over 3000+ attendees from the greater Austin area.

The goal for this event is to provide students with an exposure to different career sectors, college opportunities, to equip them with the knowledge, connections and experience, to find their path after graduation.

Students can expect to network with career representatives, and hear from keynote speakers representing Austin.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, income status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in any programs or activities.