Youth Services Resources
Key Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth-related resources are provided here.
- The Youth Connections Community of Practice (CoP) is an online learning destination for public workforce system staff and partners who serve youth. This community is for youth workforce practitioners, stakeholder partners, and others to discuss and share promising practices, access technical assistance tools, and share your own knowledge and expertise with your peers across the nation. Additionally, by participating in the Youth Connections Community you will gain specific information on training opportunities for youth and youth workforce professionals; toolkits and other resources to help you do your job better; and you’ll easily stay on top of all announcements about upcoming youth related events.
- The Enough is Known for Action series for the youth community, hosted by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) Division of Youth Services and Regional Offices, to inspire strategic planning and action now as the system is in the early stages of implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
- WIOA outlines a vision for supporting youth and young adults through an integrated service delivery system. This vision includes high quality services for in-school and out-of-school youth beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.
- Recipes for Success: A Youth Committee Guide under WIOA is designed to aid with transforming the potential of Youth Committees into measurable results.
- NEW Youth WIOA Fact Sheet is ready for you! Under Title I of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, formula funds are provided to states and outlying areas, states in turn provide local workforce areas resources to deliver a comprehensive array of youth services that focus on assisting out-of-school youth and in-school youth with one or more barriers to employment prepare for post-secondary education and employment opportunities, attain educational and/or skills training credentials, and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities.