The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program offers a comprehensive array of services to assist youth with barriers to employment prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities, attain educational and/or skills training credentials and secure employment with career opportunities. Program services are provided in all 12 Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs), with a priority of funding focused on out-of-school youth. Out-of-school youth are individuals aged 16-24, who are not attending school and have barriers to employment. In-school youth are individuals aged 14-21, attending school, who are low income and have barriers to employment.
Barriers to Employment May include:
Not attending or having dropped out of secondary school
Having a disability
Involvement with the foster care system
In an out-of-home placement
Graduate who is low income and lacking basic skills or an English language learner
Current or prior involvement with the criminal justice system
Pregnant or parenting
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.