ASPIRA's WIOA (Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act) services are designed to prepare youth ages 16-24 for post-secondary education and/or employment along a career path. Our program
works with young people to help them meet their individual needs in a
supportive environment. All students get a
dedicated case manager that works to meet their individual needs.
The WIOA Program offers:
- Entrepreneurial skills training
- Job-readiness training
- Labor market and employment information
- Occupational skills training
- Paid and unpaid work experiences
- Job placement
- Financial aid, scholarship, and FAFSA workshops
- College applications
field trips/ educational field trips
- Alternative Secondary school services
- Education offered for a specific occupation/occupational cluster
- Financial literacy education
- Preparation for, and transition to, post-secondary education and training
- Adult mentoring
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Follow-up services
- Transportation assistance
- Child care
- Educational testing
- Healthcare referrals... and more!
Applicants must be:
- Authorized to work in the United States;
- Compliant with Selective Service Requirements, (if applicable);
- Not attending any school (as defined under State law; individuals attending Adult Education provided under Title II of WIOA, Youth Build Job Corps are also Classified as out-of-school youth);
- Not younger than age 16 or older than 24; and one or more of the following:
- A school dropout
- Within the age of compulsory school attendance, but has not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter.
- A recipient of a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent who is a low-income individual and is:
- Basic Skills deficient; or
- An English Language Learner (ELL)
- Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
- Homeless, a homeless child or youth, a runaway, in foster care or aged out of the foster care system, or in an out-of-home placement.
- Pregnant or parenting.
- An Individual with a disability
- A low income individual requiring additional assistance to enter or complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment.
*Note “Low Income” includes youth who living in a high poverty area
Applicants must provide:
- A copy of signed social security card
- A copy of birth certificate
- Proof of Income
For more information on WIOA, click here to email us or call us at 773-243-1900, or fill out an interest form here.