Individual Assistance


Youth Services Overview

The WIOA youth program provides education, training, and employment opportunities for low-income youth. Services are tailored to meet the needs of students, high school graduates, dropouts, and others who are in need of employment and training assistance.

  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies leading to completion of secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized post-secondary credential;
  • Alternative school services, or dropout recovery services, as appropriate;
  • Paid and unpaid work experience that have an academic and occupational education as a component which include these:
    • Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year;
    • Pre-apprenticeship programs;
    • job shadowing and internships;
    • OJT opportunities.
  • Occupational skills training with priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized post-secondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations;
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupation cluster;
  • Leadership development opportunities;
  • Supportive services such as transportation and childcare;
  • Adult mentoring;
  • Follow-up services to help individuals who have completed the program for not fewer than 12 months;
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling;
  • Financial literacy education;
  • Entrepreneurial skills training;
  • Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations;
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.

To find out if you qualify, check this page for Youth Eligibility.