We have a variety of career and education services available to help you get started. Whether you’re interested in a new career, beginning vocational training or continuing your education, we have the resources available to meet your needs. The more you know about available careers and education, the easier it will be to make the right choice for you. View the resources we offer in the following categories; Career training programs, college, and general career exploration.
Six major themes found throughout the legislation that are helping to shape the youth movement are:
- Increased visibility of youth programs at state and local levels.
- Stronger linkages to the business community.
- Focus on youth development activities such as leadership, mentoring, teamwork, organization, citizenship and positive social behaviors.
- Increased emphasis on academic learning as it connects to the workplace.
- A stronger focus on out-of-school youth to reattach to the system and provide opportunities.
- Longer-term services that provide a continuum of educational, developmental, and skill building options that lead to successful transition to the workforce and post-employment interventions to stay attached and advance.
WIA also has mandated the ten required program elements that must be made available to all eligible youth. However, services offered to any individual participant are based on his/her needs and goals. They are as follows:
- Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to completion of secondary school, including drop-out prevention
- Alternative secondary school services
- Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid/unpaid work experiences
- Occupational skill training
- Leadership development opportunities
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring for not less than 12 months
- Follow-up services for not less than 12 months
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling