WIOA Youth

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A Foundation for Future Success

Goodwill operates the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program for multiple Workforce Investment Areas in Virginia. The program is designed to provide training, employment, and educational opportunities to eligible, in and out of school, youth ages 16 to 24.

Youth Eligibility

Eligible youth must be low income and face one or more of the following challenges to successful workforce entry:

  • Basic skills deficient
  • Foster child
  • School dropout
  • Pregnant or parent
  • Homeless or runaway
  • Offender
  • Need help completing an educational program or securing and holding a job

Program Highlights

The WIOA Youth program will help youth access opportunities for work-based learning, industry recognized credentials, and employment in demand occupations. Key components of the program are:

  • Tutoring
  • Adult mentoring
  • Leadership development
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Career and academic preparation
  • Paid and unpaid work experience
  • Internship and training in demand occupations
  • Pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship training

For more information on the WIOA Youth program, e-mail info@goodwillvalleys.com or call (540) 581.0620 option 1.

The WIOA Youth program is offered to individuals living in the Counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Frederick, Giles, Greene, Highland, Louisa, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Orange, Page, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren and the Cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Radford, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Winchester.