The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program prioritizes work experience for enrolled youth (WIOA section 129(c)(4)).

This document provides a summary of the policies and program design considerations to assist local program operators developing work experience activities for WIOA Youth program participants. Please note that information in this document is not meant to cover all aspects of the work experience program element.

The document covers: 

  • Understanding the work experience program element
  • Understanding the academic and occupational education component
  • Expenditure Requirement
  • Considerations for Program Design -- Work Experience Opportunities