Thanks again for participating in the Division of Youth Services’ technical assistance (TA) webinar: “A WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance Conversation: What do we have and what do we need?  During the webinar, we showcased resources to help you plan and deliver comprehensive services to youth. Good news!  We have been working to address your TA wishes and have developed a number of resources for you.

Work Experience: Our Journey Together: Work Experience Activities Brief provides a summary of the policies and program design considerations to assist local program operators developing work experience activities for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program participants.

Tracking and Reporting Tools: Tracking and Reporting of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Expenditures provides a few examples of tools States and local areas have used in tracking and reporting the 75% out-of-school youth and 20% work experience expenditure requirements.

Individual Service Strategy: Sample Youth Individual Service Strategy (ISS) is a template developed by reviewing 39 workforce areas ISS submissions from across the country. 

Partnerships: Collaboration Opportunities: WIOA Youth and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Programs is a joint technical assistance document for WIOA Youth program and VR program staff.

Recruitment: WIOA Youth Retention & Recruitment Resources is a compilation of online resources.

WIOA Youth Program Monitoring Supplement: WIOA Youth Monitoring Supplement (2018) identifies compliance requirements along with additional questions used to assess state progress and provide information about a state’s implementation of WIOA.  List of Required WIOA State Youth Policies (July 2019) ensures states and local workforce areas have all required WIOA Youth polices in place.

WIOA Performance: WIOA Youth Program Performance page includes many resources to help you better understand WIOA performance accountability. Additionally, we updated our WIOA Youth Program Fact Sheet (July 2019).

 

More to Come- We have additional TA resources in the works, including examples of Quality Request for Proposals, Using the WIOA Youth Monitoring Supplement and more, so stay tuned!

 

Become a Member- To access these existing TA resources mentioned above and learn first about any new ones, become a member of the Youth Connections Community of Practice.  Also, check out the Webcast Showcasing WIOA Youth Program Resources, which houses the WIOA Youth program resources. 

 

Ask Questions and Share Best Practices- If you have any questions for us or wish to share any news or best practices, reach out to us at youth.services@dol.gov.