Workforce Investment Act Youth Services

The Workforce Investment Act’s intent is to offer youth a wide range of services through coordination of many programs. These services include assistance in academic and occupational learning, leadership skills, higher education, additional training and eventual employment.

The services are provided through local workforce investment programs based on the needs of that community. The local workforce investment area oversees and supports these youth programs in coordination with other partners.

Ten program services that will be available to youth participants who need them are:

  • Tutoring, study skills training and assistance in completing secondary school, including dropout prevention services
  • Alternative secondary school services
  • Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships and job shadowing
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services, such as transportation, child-care, etc.
  • Adult mentoring for twelve months
  • Follow-up services
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling

Workforce Investment Act Youth Eligibility