Occupational Skills Training
Occupational skills training, one of the 14 program elements for the WIOA youth program, is an organized program of study that provides specific vocational skills that lead to proficiency in performing actual tasks and technical functions required by certain occupational fields at entry, intermediate, or advanced levels.
• is outcome-oriented and focused on an occupational goal specified in the individual service strategy for the youth;
• is of sufficient duration to impart the skills needed to meet the occupational goal; and
• leads to the attainment of a recognized postsecondary credential.
Check out the resources below for information and ideas on providing occupational skills training for youth.
Reports and Toolkits
- Career Pathways and Competency Models: Your Guidepost for Occupational and Technical Training
- Occupational Training Leading to Credentials: The Success of Job-Driven Training
- YouthBuild Registered Apprenticeship Toolkit
- Accelerating Opportunity Year 2: Implementation Findings
- WorkAdvance Sectoral Training and Advancement Program Boosts Earnings for Low-Income Workers
- Skill Commons: Learning Materials & Program Support for Job-Driven Workforce Development
- Health Support Specialist: Apprenticeship On-the-Job Training
- Literature Review: Healthcare Occupational Training and Support Programs under the ACA
- SkillsTrac: Industrial Maintenance Training for Advanced Manufacturing
- Green Construction and Energy Training Program for At-Risk Individuals: A Case Study
- Green Jobs Capacity Building Training
Career One-Stop/America Job Center Resources
- Career One-Stop Local Training Finder
- Career One-Stop Certification Finder
- Career One-Stop Apprenticeship Finder
- My Skills, My Future