Adult and Dislocated Worker Services
This program is designed to provide quality employment and training services to assist eligible individuals in finding and qualifying for meaningful employment, and to help employers find the skilled workers they need to compete and succeed in business. Services provided to adults and dislocated workers are:
- Core Services - Includes outreach, job search and placement assistance, and labor market information available to all job seekers;
- Intensive services - Includes more comprehensive assessments, development of individual employment plans and counseling and career planning; and
- Training services - Customers are linked to job opportunities in their communities, including both occupational training and training in basic skills.
WIOA contributes to economic growth and business expansion by ensuring the workforce system is job-driven, matching employers with skilled individuals. WIOA's employer services include:
- Employer Based Training (EBT) - designed to help individuals to gain work-related skills;
- Recruiting events - on and off-site customized events to assist individual employers fill current job vacancies;
- Candidate screening - we can provide application screening and collection as well as pre-employment assessments for your applicants;
- Candidate search - our online database will allow you to search for qualified candidates based on skill sets;
- Job posting - post your current vacancies on our online job board;
- Interview space - onsite facilities available to interview applicants, with access to computers, fax, and copy machines; and
- Labor market data - information about local and national economic activity, occupational forecasting, wage trends, and more.
WIOA outlines a vision for supporting youth and young adults through an integrated service delivery system. This vision includes high quality services for in-school and out-of-school youth beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education. WIOA's youth services include:
- Postsecondary Preparation and Transition Activities help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training;
- Services that Provide Labor Market Information offer employment and labor market information about in-demand industry sectors or occupation
- Entrepreneurial Skills Training provides the basics of starting and operating a small business and develops entrepreneurial skills;
- Financial Literacy Education provides youth with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve long-term financial stability;
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling provides individualized counseling to participants, including drug/alcohol and mental health counseling;
- Follow-up Services are provided following program exit to help ensure youth succeed in employment or education;
- Adult Mentoring is a formal relationship between a youth and an adult mentor with structured activities where the mentor offers guidance, support, and encouragement;
- Supportive Services enable an individual to participate in WIOA activities
- Leadership Development Opportunities encourage responsibility, confidence, employability, self-determination, and other positive social behaviors;
- Education Offered Concurrently with Workforce Preparation is an integrated education and training model combining workforce preparation, basic academic skills, and occupational skills;
- Occupational Skills Training is an organized program of study that provides specific skills and leads to proficiency in an occupational field
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experience is a structured learning experience in a workplace and provides opportunities for career exploration and skill development;
- Alternative Secondary School and Dropout Recovery Services assist youth who have struggled in traditional secondary education or who have dropped out of school; and
- Activities that lead to completion of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent such as, tutoring, study skills training, instruction and dropout prevention.
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