The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows us to provide employment and training services to qualifying applicants living within our service areas. We can also offer job search/job placement assistance, resume writing assistance, soft skills training, and financial assistance with work related expenses. Our job training programs are as follows:
WORK EXPERIENCE ADULT PROGRAM
The Work Experience Adult program (WEA) is designed to assist participants ages 18 and up who are looking to obtain basic work skills. There are 2 components to the WEA program.
Work Experience Adult Program (WEA) – Designed to provide up to 13 weeks of training, up to 40 hours a week, for those participants with little to no work experience.
On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) – This component is designed to provide 8 weeks of on-the-job-training for those participants with workforce experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE – YOUTH
The Work Experience Youth program (WEY) – Designed to prepare clients ages 16 to 24 for the workforce by teaching them basic work-related skills. Youth clients must be in school to be eligible to participate in the program. The in-school programs last from October – May. Students are allowed to work 15 hours per week.
WORK EXPERIENCE – SUMMER YOUTH
The Work Experience Summer Youth program (SWEY) – Designed to assist students ages 16 to 24 to gain basic work related skills during their summer break. The Summer Youth program begins in early June and ends in late July. Participants must be a registered student the semester prior to applying for the Summer Youth Program. Students will be allowed to work 35 hours a week.
CLASSROOM TRAINING – BASIC
The Class Room Training – Basic program (CRT-B) – Designed to assist clients in obtaining their Hi-Set certificate (GED). Participants will receive a stipend based on the number of clock hours spent in class as outlined in their class schedule. Participants may be paid an allowance per clock hour attended in class as well.
CLASSROOM TRAINING – VOCATIONAL
The Class Room Training – Vocational program (CRT-V) – Designed to help students who are enrolled in a specialized skill or trade program. Participants receive a stipend for satisfactory performance in the program.