Young Adults

 

Workforce Partnership provides Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program services to youth in Wyandotte, Johnson, and Leavenworth counties. The program helps to prepare youth for employment through a combination of educational assistance, skill development, job search assistance, and supportive services. 

Youth services target individuals who are low-income and who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Basic skills deficient in Reading and/or Math
  • Foster child
  • Homeless
  • Ex-offender
  • Pregnant or a parent
  • Runaway
  • School dropout
  • Requires additional assistance to complete an education program or to secure and hold employment


Opportunities

The services offered are designed to assist youth with: supportive services such as mentoring and tutoring for those in high school; finding a job and career path; and post-secondary education or training.

  • Job placement assistance
  • Internships (paid and unpaid)
  • On-the-Job occupational skills training
  • Classroom occupational skills training
  • Summer employment opportunities
  • Individual tutoring and study skills
  • Dropout prevention
  • Referrals to alternative high school services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Individual guidance and counseling
  • Childcare and transportation allowances
  • Leadership development activities