Training for Youth

Youth with education and employment goals that are motivated and need to learn job readiness and occupational skills may be eligible for assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program. Youth program participants work with a counselor to create a plan for success and work to improve their reading and math skills.

Services through WIOA:

  • GED Preparation/Support to achieve a High School Diploma
  • Tutoring Assistance
  • Summer Employment Opportunities
  • Paid or Unpaid Internships
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Leadership Activities
  • Supportive Services
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Learning work-search and workplace success skills
  • Referrals to jobs and educational opportunities
  • 12 months of follow-up assistance after program participation is completed

Qualifying Criteria:

In order to participate you must be between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges, such as:

  • Deficient in math or reading skills
  • Misdemeanor or felony record
  • Documented disability
  • School drop out
  • Homeless/runaway
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • In foster care

Documentation of these criteria is required. 
 

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