Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
- This Workforce Youth Program helps youth between 16-24 who both want and need to make a positive change in their lives, find the right opportunities to make it happen. The program will help the youth develop and reach both short term and long term goals as it relates to their education or employment goals. The program can help youth prepare for entering educational training such as High School Equivalency classes, Trade school or college, prepare for entering a job, keeping a job or getting a better job. Specifically, we can help youth make educated choices about careers based on labor market demands, interests and aptitudes. We can provide services such as paid and unpaid job training, driver's training, finance and budgeting education, wellness opportunities such as nutrition and fitness training and resume and portfolio development. Eligibility requirements include 16-24 years old and one of these automatic qualifiers that do NOT require income eligibility:
- School dropout (no attachment to secondary or post secondary school)
- Individual with a disability
- Pregnant or parenting
- Subject to Juvenile or Adult Justice System (PINs, probation, convictions, etc.)
- In or aged out of Foster Care
- Homeless, Runaway, or in Out-of-Home Placement
*For youth with no automatic qualifiers, income will be reviewed.
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
- The SYEP provides eligible youth between the ages 14-20 with summer employment and educational opportunities. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies, non-profits and private sector businesses. The program runs approximately 6 to 8 weeks in July and August. The SYEP strives to emphasize real-world labor expectations, increase awareness of services offered by local community based programs, and provide opportunities for career instruction, financial and literacy training, academic improvement and social growth.
Contact Christine Yonge: (315)536-5140