General Information

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides quality services for youth and young adults beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in in-demand industries and occupations, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

Through a network of service providers, WIOA Youth Programs focuses on offering eligible participants access to services that will successfully connect them to education and/or in-demand industries occupations:

  • Tutoring, study skills training and instruction
  • Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, internships, job shadowing, on-the-job training, and pre-apprenticeships
  • Occupational skill training
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information
  • Activities that help prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training