The WIOA Title I Youth Program assists youth preparing for post-secondary educational opportunities or employment.

Youth who are eligible for the WIOA Title I Youth Program may receive services that include, but are not limited to:

  • Work experience opportunities
  • Occupational skills training
  • On-the-job training (OJT)
  • Dropout prevention
  • Tutoring and basic skills education
  • Leadership development
  • Work readiness training
  • Financial literacy
  • Career counseling
  • Labor market information
  • Supportive services

Eligibility Requirements*

Youth between the ages of 16-24 who are U.S. Citizens, have the right to work in the U.S., and who have a barrier to employment or education may be qualified to be enrolled into the WIOA Youth Program.

*Final eligibility determination is completed by program managers.

Work Experience & Training

Youth that are enrolled in the WIOA Title I Youth Program will receive services to gain work readiness and technical skills to make them competitive and marketable in the current economy. This could include placement with a local employer to learn valuable on-the-job skills and work habits. Training services that may be provided include but are not limited to:

    • Occupational skills training
    • On-the-job training (OJT)
    • Existing worker training
    • Work experience placement
    • Registered Apprenticeship opportunities
    • Skills upgrading and retraining
    • Transitional jobs
    • Contextualized training

Supportive Services

Supportive services to aide in the completion of education and training may also be available, depending on the availability of funds, to qualified youth. These may include, but are not limited to:

    • Transportation assistance
    • Payment of credentialing/licensing fees
    • Childcare assistance
    • Books and training materials
    • Required uniforms and other work-related expenses