WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT Youth Program Reference Tool This quick guide reference tool is designed for workforce system professionals and individuals engaged in state and local implementation of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth program services. It is developed to inform readers of the statutory and regulatory guidelines for operational implementation of WIOA youth programs.
The tool contains nine sections representing a compilation of resources intended to help workforce professionals and governance members involved with youth services understand WIOA youth components. Additionally, it serves as a one place repository of information providing quick access to key components of the WIOA youth program, and websites containing Training and Employment Guidance Letters (TEGLs), toolkits, and examples of state training modules to help local practitioners and service providers plan effective comprehensive services for youth and support training of new staff. The WIOA Reference Tool covers all aspects of youth program operation including governance, program management, service delivery, and the 14 program elements. Additional features address the youth services structure, funding, performance accountability and service providers for the WIOA youth program.