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 Investment Act (WIA) 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 WIA:

  • 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 14-21 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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