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In order to best protect confidential and other important data, the ODJFS website will no longer support several outdated web browsers. Effective December 5, Internet Explorer 6 or older, Opera 4 or older and Netscape Navigator will no longer work on ODJFS sites that are https-enabled. Individuals can download the most recent version of Internet Explorer here and the most recent version of Opera here.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I-B Youth Program provides services through our local OhioMeansJobs Centers  to low-income youth, ages 14-24, who face barriers to employment.
 
Service strategies, developed by Ohio's workforce providers, prepare youth for employment and/or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning.
 
Strategies must incorporate one or more of the 14 required youth program elements. These elements are:
 Did you know?
 
During the last program year  (PY15) Ohio provided education or employment services to 5,616 youth.
 2,179 were placed in jobs or education, and 1,937 completed certificates or degrees.
  1. Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
  2. Alternative education
  3. Paid and unpaid work experiences
  4. Occupational skills training
  5. Leadership development
  6. Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  7. Adult mentoring for 12 months
  8. Follow-up services for 12 months
  9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  10. Education offered concurrently with, and in the same context as, workforce preparation activities and training
  11. Financial literacy education
  12. Entrepreneurial skills training
  13. Provision of labor market information
  14. Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.
 For more information, contact your local OhioMeansJobs Center.
  

General Resources

Labor Laws - Information about wages, work permits and working conditions for youth in Ohio and links to Ohio Department of Commerce.

 


 Last Updated: 10/26/2016