Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program
The Pikes Peak Workforce Center, Youth Zone is accepting applications for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program. You must be registered with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center to apply. To register cllick on "Register" under the Youth Zone yellow tab.
The WIA Youth Program is designed to assist low income at-risk youth 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 10 core services provided. These services are:
- GED Preparation
- Summer Employment Assistance
- Work Experience
- Tuition Assistance
- Leadership Activities
- Supportive Services
- Adult Mentoring
- Follow-up Services
Applicants must be between 17-21 years old, low income and have one or more of the following barriers to employment or education:
- Deficient in basic literacy skills
- Documented disability
- High school drop out
- Pregnant/parenting youth
- Foster care
- Needs additional assistance
How to apply: In order to apply you MUST BE REGISTERED WITH PPWFC! To complete your PPWFC registration click on "Register" under the yellow "Youth Zone" tab.
Step 1: Schedule a time to attend a program orientation at PPWFC and complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) to assess your academic skills and program eligibility.
To sign up for an upcoming orientation and testing date, please click here
If you are unable to attend a scheduled orientation and testing date, please call 667-3773
to make alternate arrangements.
Step 2: Our Recruitment and Intake Specialist will send you a program application via email (or US mail). This application must be fully completed and ready to submit, along with supporting documentation (listed on page 2 of the application), on your scheduled orientation and testing date.
Step 3: Attend program orientation and testing as scheduled. Remember to bring your completed program application with you to your orientation and testing!
Step 4: You will be contacted with a decision on your program acceptance within seven working days.
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