Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
As a young person, what is in it for me?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a program designed to help young people overcome obstacles that keep them from completing their education and obtaining employment.
- Assistance obtaining a GED or returning to high school
- Education Planner
- Career exploration and training tuition assistance
- Tutoring assistance
- Job readiness classes and work experiences
- Leadership opportunities
- Self Assessment
- My Next Move
Who can join?
Out of school youth ages 16-24, who are eligible to work in the U.S. and have one of the following barriers:
- English language learners
- High-School Dropouts
- In a foster care facility or aged out of foster care
- Pregnant or Parenting
- Those subjected to any stage of the judicial process (IE: have been arrested, or are on probation)
*All males 18 and above must be registered for Selective Service to be eligible for any federal aid program.
Youth interested in education or employment opportunities should contact a youth staff member at 316.771.6620 or email SCotten@workforce-ks.com.
Want to refer a Youth?
WFC182-1010 WIOA Youth Program Referral Form Rev 4
Connect with the Youth Program on Social Media
Information on Child Labor Laws
The United States Department of Labor has established a website, "Youth Rules!", containing information for teens, parents, educators, and employers on Child Labor Laws. To connect to the "Youth Rules!" Web site, click here.