WIOA Youth Program

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
  • CareerOneStop
  • 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:

  • Disabled
  • English language learners
  • High-School Dropouts
  • Homeless
  • 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

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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.