WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT PROGRAM (WIOA)

YOUTH PROGRAM

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of one of these Illinois counties: Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Moultrie, or Richland

  • US citizen

  • Compliant with Selective Service Requirements

 

Eligibility for Out of School Youth

  • Meet general requirements and be 16 - 24 years of age

  • Not attending any school and any one of the following:

    1. Drop-out

    2. Not attending any school in the last calendar quarter

    3. Homeless or runaway

    4. Parent or pregnant

    5. In or aged out of foster care

    6. Subject to the justice system

    7. Disabled

    8. If high school graduate, must be low-income and have low reading and math skills

    9. Low-income needing assistance to complete an educational program or secure employment

 

Eligibility for In-School Youth

  • Meet general requirements and be 14 - 21 years of age

  • Attending school

  • Low-income and any one of the following:

    • 1. Homeless or runaway

    • 2. Parent or pregnant

    • 3. In or aged out of foster care

    • 4. Subject to the justice system

    • 5. Disabled

    • 6. Low reading and math skills

    • 7. Need assistance to complete an educational program

    • 8. English language learner

 

Services provided

  • Paid work experience

  • Tuition assistance for occupational training in an approved program

  • GED attainment

  • Job search assistance

  • Resume development

  • Leadership skills

  • Job readiness training

  • Supportive services such as transportation, child care, tools, uniforms, etc

 

Program Objectives

While enrolled in the Youth Training and Education Program, each participant will be expected to achieve the following:

  • Attain a high school diploma, GED, or other credential

  • Create a resume

  • Increase basic skills in reading and math

  • Secure employment or attend post secondary education/training

  • Maintain monthly contact with Career Planner during enrollment

  • Maintain contact with the program for 12 months following completion

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Call one of our local offices and apply today!

Illinois workNet Centers and Satellite Offices

KC Crisp Technology Center
2005 East McCord Street
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 545-3252 or 3254

2311 Hoffman Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-4382  Ext 226, 227, 231

305 Richmond Ave. East
Mattoon, IL 61938
(217) 235-2222  Ext 8212, 8213, 8282

Olney Central College
305 N West Street Room 208A
Olney, IL 62450
(618) 392-7777

700 State Street
Lawrenceville IL 62439
(618) 943-4442

301 S Cross Street
Robinson IL 62454
(618) 544-3858

517 W Gallatin Street
Vandalia IL 62471
(618) 283-2780

For more information, email us at cefs@cefseoc.org

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

1805 South Banker Street     PO Box 928

Effingham IL 62401