WIOA For Young Adults in Colorado Springs
What's Your Next Move? The Pikes Peak Workforce Center's Youth Zone
is here to help!
The Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program is designed to assist low income young adults achieve their educational and employment goals. If eligible, participants work with a Workforce Development Specialist to create a personalized plan for a successful future.
Participants enrolled in this program can take advantage of the 14 core services. These services are:
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
- Tutoring, Study Skills Training, Dropout Prevention Strategies
- Occupational Skills Training
- Alternative Secondary School offerings/Dropout Recovery Services
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
- Integrated Education and Occupational Training
- Financial Literacy Education
- Entrepreneurial Skills Training
- Leadership Development Activities
- Supportive Services
- Adult Mentoring
- Follow-up Services
- Post-secondary Preparation
- Labor Market Information
ELIGIBILITY FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH SERVICES:
A. Age 16 to 24 and not attending school
B. Fall within one or more of the following categories:
- Individual with a disability
- School dropout
- A high school graduate who is: basic skills deficient; low income, or an English language learner.
- Homeless, runaway, or foster child
- Pregnant or parenting
- A low-income individual who requires additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment
ELIGIBILITY FOR AT-RISK, IN-SCHOOL YOUTH:
Applications from students enrolled in alternative high schools are considered on a case-by-case basis. Eligibility: Ages 14-21
HOW TO APPLY: In order to apply you MUST HAVE AN ACCOUNT IN CONNECTING COLORADO. To create an account,click here.
To learn more about the WIOA Youth Program and sign up for an upcoming orientation, click here.
REFERRALS: To refer a young person, who lives in El Paso or Teller County, to the Opportunity Act Youth program, please complete the referral form here.