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WIA Programs

Programs funded through the Workforce Investment Act that provide classroom training, work experience and on-the-job training as well as counseling, job preparation and job placement assistance for low-income youth age 16 through 21 who meet one of six specific barriers to employment, and adults age 18 and older who are low-income and/or receiving public assistance and are unemployed. Some youth age 14 and 15 are eligible for some programs. Youth who are age 18 through 21 may co-enroll in adult and youth programs. Job training participants receive comprehensive supportive services referrals as needed. Specific components of the WIA program may focus on special populations with unique employment problems including Native Americans, veterans, migrant and seasonal farm workers, dislocated workers and people who are homeless.

Taxonomy Code: ND-650.960

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