The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) focuses on year-around programming, however, summer is often the time of year young people connect to first-time, lasting, and impactful employment opportunities.

Summer work experience opportunities in 2020 were no doubt challenging.  Due to the pandemic, local workforce areas around the country had to adapt their service delivery strategies for youth. 

The following provides a list of resources and lessons learned for future summer youth employment opportunities.

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