Youth Employment

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program is designed to assist young adults achieve their educational and employment goals. All eligible youth are classified as either Out-of-School or In-School at the point of registration.

An overview of the eligibility criteria for both Out-of-School and In-School Youth programs is as follows:

Out-of-School Youth

An individual is eligible to participate in the Out-of-School Youth program under the following guidelines:

• Not attending any school
• 16-24 years of age
• One of these Barriers:

  •  A school dropout
  •  Supposed to be in school but did not attend the last calendar quarter
  •  (Compulsory Attendance)
  •  Low Income high school graduate, and is an individual who is basic skills
  •  Deficient or an English language learner
  •  Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
  •  Homeless, runaway, foster child, or aged out of foster system
  •  Pregnant or parenting
  •  Individual with a disability
  •  Low Income individual who needs additional assistance to enter or
  •  Complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment (as defined by the Local Board)

 

In-School Youth

An individual is eligible to participate in the In-School Youth program under the following guidelines:

• Attending any school
• 14-21 years of age
• Low Income
• One of these Barriers:

  •  Basic skills deficient
  •  English language learner
  •  Offender
  •  Homeless, runaway, foster child, or aged out of foster system
  •  Pregnant or parenting
  •  Individual with a disability
  •  Individual who needs additional assistance to enter or complete an
  •  Educational program or to secure or hold employment (as defined by the Local Board)
Special Rule:
  • Low Income includes youth living in a high-poverty area.

Participants enrolled in this program can take advantage of the 14 core services.

These services are:

  •   Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences
  •  Tutoring, Study Skills Training, Dropout Prevention Strategies
  •  Occupational Skills Training
  •  Alternative Secondary School offerings/Dropout Recovery Services
  •  Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
  •  Integrated Education and Occupational Training
  •   Financial Literacy Education
  •  Entrepreneurial Skills Training
  •  Leadership Development Activities
  •  Supportive Services
  •  Adult Mentoring
  •  Follow-up Services
  •  Post-secondary Preparation
  •  Labor Market Information


You may click here for an application or one can be mailed to you.
These can be returned to any SCMCAA outreach office.
For more information you may call (573)325-4255

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State Parks Youth Corps              Summer Jobs Flyer 

This summer, young Missourians will have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience to prepare for tomorrow's careers, while enjoying the beauty and grandeur of Missouri's state parks. The Missouri State Parks Youth Corps will challenge participants to "Think Outside" by accomplishing interesting projects that help preserve and enhance Missouri's state park system. In addition to developing the critical leadership skills that will prepare them for success in future careers, the program will bolster an appreciation for the environment and "green" concepts that are an exciting part of Missouri's growing industries.

We will begin accepting 2016 applications by April 1st.

The online application can be accessed here:

http://thinkoutside.mo.gov/

The Summer Job League is a workforce placement program that helps emerging workers (ages 16-24) earn workplace skill certificates and connect with area businesses. Youth gain real-world work experience while earning a paycheck, and supporting businesses access high-quality candidates at NO cost!
Join the League today at:

https://summerjobs.mo.gov

****Eligibility Rules Apply

SCMCAA Youth Employment

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