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The Workforce Investment Act youth program provides education, training, and employment opportunities for eligible youth ages 16 to 21.

Services are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual and may include:

  • Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to completion of secondary school, including dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative school services
  • Summer employment opportunities that are linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experience to include job shadowing and internships
  • Occupational skills training such as vocational classes or on-the-job training
  • Leadership development opportunities
  • Supportive services such as transportation and childcare
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services to help individuals who have completed the program
  • Guidance and counseling
  • Youth Employability Skills (YES) workshops available through ResCare and the Northeast Manufacturers and Employers Association. For more information, please visit the YES Program page.
  • General Equivalency Diploma (GED) programs available

For more information on Youth Services, call 570-822-1101, ext. 261.

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