Youth encouraged to apply for WIOA

| May 20, 2020 1:00 AM

Idaho Department of Labor is seeking youth for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program in most regions across the state.

Grant money is available through the WIOA program to help youth and young adults who are struggling in their career due to a lack of education or job training.

The WIOA program provides qualifying young adults with career guidance and financial assistance to help achieve their educational and employment goals. Services are customized to meet the needs of each applicant and may include job search assistance, work experience, apprenticeships or formal training programs as well as a variety of other assistance.

To qualify, applicants must be 16 to 24 years old, eligible to work in the U.S., an Idaho resident, not enrolled in school and have a barrier to employment. This is a grant-based program and funding is limited.

To apply, complete a request form online at https://www2.labor.idaho.gov/Jobtraininginquiry or contact your local Idaho Department of Labor office.