WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT:
Our Youth Program helps prepare youth between the ages of 14 and 24 in achieving their career goals. Eligible youth will have access to needed services and assistance as they prepare for their future.
SERVICES AVAILABLE TO YOUTH:
Basic Literacy Skills:
Improve your abilities in reading, writing, math, speaking, listening, problem solving, and reasoning.
Internships and Job Shadowing
Instruction to provide technical skills needed to perform a specific job.
Institutional Skill Training:
Training in a classroom (typically community college), which provides knowledge or skills necessary for a future career.
Guidance and counseling (a mutual exchange of ideas, opinions, and discussion, including the assessment of skills, interests, values, talents and accomplishments)
Pre-employment training (instruction in how to get and keep a job)
Financial Literacy Education
- 1. Individual who is attending school (secondary and post-secondary)
- 2. Not less than 14 or more than age 21, AND
3. A low income individual:
a. Receives Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, General Assistance, Refugee Cash Assistance, Family Investment Program, or Supplemental Security Income or
b. Has, or is a member of a family whose total family income 6 months prior to registration does not exceed the poverty income level, or
- c. Member of a household receiving food stamps or has been determined eligible to receives food stamps, or
- d. A homeless individual, or
- e. A foster child, or
- f. Has a disability and whose own income meets the requirements for the poverty income level even though the family income does not meet the requirements,
3. An individual who is one or more of the following:
- a. Deficient in basic literacy skills: (English, reading, writing, or computing skills below 9.0 level)
- b. Migrant Youth
- c. Homeless, runaway, or foster child
- d. An offender
- e. Pregnant or a parent
- f. An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education program, or to secure and hold employment,
- 4. Registered with Selective Service (if applicable), AND
- 5. A citizen or national of the U.S., a lawfully permitted resident alien, a lawfully admitted refugee or parolee, or an individual authorized by the Attorney General to work in the U.S.
- Individual who is not attending any school.
- Between ages of 16-24
- An individual who is one or more of the following:
- School Dropout
- Not attending school but within age of compulsory school attendance
- Receipt of a secondary school diploma or equivalent who is low income and basic skill deficient or an English Language Learner
- Subject to juvenile or adult justice system
- Homeless, runaway, or foster child
- Pregnant or a parent
- Individual with a disability
- Low Income individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education program, or to secure and hold employment, AND
- Items 4 and 5 above
WIOA Youth Program
217 West Fifth Street
P.O. Box 1493
Spencer, Iowa 51301