WIOA Youth Program Element Resources
WIOA outlines a vision for supporting youth and young adults through an integrated service delivery system. This vision includes high quality services for in-school and out-of-school youth beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.
This page provides access to resources and tools to help workforce professionals successfully develop and implement the 14 program elements for the WIOA Youth program.
Links to resource pages on the following program elements are listed under Related Content to the left
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experience - a planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace and provides youth with opportunities for career exploration and skill development (such as summer employment, pre-apprenticeship, internships, job shadowing, and on-the-job training).
- Supportive Services – services that enable an individual to participate in WIOA activities (such as, but not limited to, assistance with transportation, child care, housing, health care, educational testing, and work-related tools).
- Adult Mentoring – a formal relationship between a youth participant and an adult mentor that includes structured activities where the mentor offers guidance, support, and encouragement.
- Financial Literacy Education – activities that provide youth with the knowledge and skills that they need to achieve long-term financial stability.
- Services that Provide Labor Market Information – services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area.
Resource pages on the following program elements are coming soon.
- Tutoring, study skills training, and dropout prevention
- Alternative secondary school services
- Occupational skills training
- Education offered concurrently with workforce preparation
- Leadership development
- Follow-up services
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Postsecondary preparation and transition activities
Looking for US DOL guidance on the WIOA Youth program elements?
- WIOA Youth Program Transition Guidance (March 2015)
- Second WIOA Youth Program Transition Guidance (November 2015)