Job & Family Services
Office of Workforce Development
|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.
For more information, contact your local OhioMeansJobs Center.
- Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
- Alternative education
- Paid and unpaid work experiences
- Occupational skills training
- Leadership development
- Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
- Adult mentoring for 12 months
- Follow-up services for 12 months
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Education offered concurrently with, and in the same context as, workforce preparation activities and training
- Financial literacy education
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Provision of labor market information
- Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.
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