The WIOA Youth program and the Job Corps program are two distinct programs, using different program models; however, they both help youth ages 16-24 to attain their educational and employment goals. Job Corps has residential and non-residential programs specifically for training out-of-school youth. Most Job Corps programs are residential where participants are provided room and board while they work towards learning a trade. The WIOA Youth program provides training opportunities for in-school youth (ISY) and out-of-school youth (OSY) in a non-residential setting in every local area in the U.S.
WIOA Youth Program and Job Corps Collaboration Opportunities looks at both and how we can best collaborate between the two.