WIA Youth logoHocking Workforce Investment Act Youth Program

The WIA Youth Program provides ten elements to assist young adults with barriers to success in completion of a high school diploma or GED (for those who have dropped out), in completion of post secondary training, and employment. 


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The ten elements of the WIA Youth Program are:

  • Mentoring
  • Case Management
  • Tutoring
  • Supportive Services
  • Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Alternative Secondary School
  • Follow Up Services

WIA Youth Requirements for
Referral Eligibility and Suitability

DUE TO FUNDING CUTS HOCKING COUNY WIA YOUTH IS CURRENTLY NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ANY NEW APPLICANTS.

Income must be at or below 70% of the federal poverty guidelines

Some income sources are NOT INCLUDED in establishing eligibility: child support, social security disability, unemployment benefits, etc.

Anyone currently on SSI, cash assistance, receiving food stamps, or reduced/free lunch program will probably be financially eligible.

Must have a barrier

Examples: Pregnant or parenting; documented disability (including learning disability); basic skills deficient (high school drop out or testing below 8.9 grade level in Math, English, or Language and over 18); homeless; is currently in or is aging out of the foster care system; has been convicted of a crime in juvenile or adult court and is currently on probation or parole; runaway.

Must be between the ages of 14 and 21


Suitability

The WIA Youth program is not an entitlement program. A part of the intake process is to establish suitability for the program.


Volunteer to Become a Mentor

Do you have eight hours a month to make a difference in a young person's life?

Hocking County's WIA Youth Program and Hocking County Juvenile Court  are seeking mentoring adults who are supportive, caring, non-judgemental role models for youth ages 14-21.

Applicants need to be willing to volunteer at least eight hours a month, attend on-going trainings and be able to make a one-year commitment.

Click Here for more information.


Contact and Referrals

If you feel a young adult may meet the eligibility requirements, contact the WIA Youth Program at:


740-380-4033