Workforce Investment Act (WIA) In-School Youth Program
WIA Youth Program Components
The purposes of the Workforce Investment Act as it relates to youth are as follows:
To provide assistance in achieving academic and employment success;
To provide effective comprehensive activities to improve educational and skill competencies and to develop effective connections to employers;
To provide opportunities for training;
To ensure ongoing mentoring opportunities with adults;
To provide supportive services;
To provide incentives for recognition and achievement; and
To provide activities related to leadership development, decision making, citizenship, and community service.
The Northeast State Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Grant Program, a cooperative effort between local high schools and Northeast State Community College, provides educational and employment assistance to qualified high school students. The Alliance for Business and Training (AB & T) administers the WIA In-School Youth Programs for the service delivery area.
Who Is Eligible?
Students attending Dobyns-Bennett and designated Sullivan County High Schools who meet guidelines established by the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) are eligible to apply.
What are the benefits to being enrolled in this program?
Students will receive training designed to assist them in achieving their career goals. Additional benefits include:
Transportation to Main Events
End of Term Party with FREE Food & Prizes
Activities with Mentor
Career Exploration Workshops
Self Help Sessions
All services are offered at NO CHARGE to participants.
Tutoring and Study Skills Training
Alternative Secondary School Services
Summer Employment Opportunities
Paid/Unpaid Work Experience
Occupational Skills Training
Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling
For additional information, contact: Erika Adams, Interim Director of College Access Programs at 423.323.0223 or e-mail at emadams@NortheastState.edu.
College Access Challenge Grant College Mentor Corps Program
- What is College Access Challenge?
The purpose of the College Access Challenge Grant Program (CAGCP) is to increase the direct services offered to low income students through the expansion of current college access programs to underserved populations of Tennessee. CACGP is designed to foster partnerships to significantly increase the number of low income and first generation students who enter and remain in postsecondary education. The program is designed to help students graduate from high school, be academically ready to meet college requirements and make the connections to available programs and financial aid sources to be able to enter college.
- What does the program provide?
- College Guidance
- Financial Aid Workshops
- Preparation for College
- How do I apply?
How much does it cost?
All services are offered at NO CHARGE to program participants.
Who can participate in the program?
Northeast State College Access Programs are designed for juniors and seniors at participating high schools. Space is limited.