WIOA places heightened emphasis on the alignment of programs that serve out-of-school youth in order to ensure they obtain the skills necessary to prepare for successful workforce participation and continued educational achievement.
To facilitate these efforts, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (Departments) released a technical assistance document that provides strategies and examples of State and local partnerships that facilitate the reengagement of out-of-school youth. Additionally, the Departments released a technical assistance document to support communities working with in-school youth in accordance with WIOA. The Departments also released a series of technical assistance documents specifically addressing strategies for serving out-of-school English learners, current and former foster youth, and justice-involved youth. These documents may be distributed among all potential partners that serve youth and young adults.
Our blog also shares more detail on the process between the Departments and their commitment.