The Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program
The Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program is designed to assist low income young adults achieve their educational and employment goals. If eligible, participants work with a Workforce Development Specialist to create a personalized plan for a successful future.
Participants enrolled in this program can take advantage of the 14 core services. These services are:
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
- Tutoring, Study Skills Training, Dropout Prevention Strategies
- Occupational Skills Training
- Alternative Secondary School offerings/Dropout Recovery Services
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
- Integrated Education and Occupational Training
- Financial Literacy Education
- Entrepreneurial Skills Training
- Leadership Development Activities
- Supportive Services
- Adult Mentoring
- Follow-up Services
- Post-secondary Preparation
- Labor Market Information
B. Fall within one or more of the following categories:
A. Age 16 to 24 and not attending school
1. Individual with a disability
2. School dropout
3. Not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter.
4. A high school graduate who is: basic skills deficient; or an English language learner.
6. Homeless, runaway, or foster child
7. Pregnant or parenting
8. A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment
In order to apply you MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN CONNECTING COLORADO.
To create an account, click here
To learn more about the WIOA Youth Program and sign up for an upcoming orientation, click here.
To refer a young person, who lives in El Paso or Teller County, to the Opportunity Act Youth program, please complete the referral form here.
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