WIOA Youth Program is a federally funded initiative in the United States that provides employment and training services to eligible young people, aiming to enhance their skills and prepare them for successful entry into workforce.
The WIOA Youth Program operates by offering a range of services including job training, education, career counseling, work experience opportunities, leadership development, and support for basic needs.
Eligibility for the WIOA Youth Program is typically granted to individuals between the ages of 14 and 24 who face barriers to education or employment, such as low income, lack of basic skills, or other challenges.
The 14 elements of WIOA Youth Program encompass comprehensive services including tutoring, alternative education, paid and unpaid work experiences, occupational skills training, leadership development, and more.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Program also places a special focus on serving vulnerable populations, including out-of-school youth, those with disabilities, foster youth, and low-income individuals.