Laura Goldring & Brad Williams
<ul><li>Eligible youth will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages 14 through 21  </li></ul...
<ul><li>Prepare youth for college, training, or employment </li></ul><ul><li>Link academic and occupational learning  </li...
<ul><li>Local Area Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview (Mutual Suitability) </...
<ul><li>100% of applicants must face at least one of the following challenges to entering the workforce: </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>Any individual under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign all documentation  </li></...
<ul><li>Following eligibility determination and approval, an Individual Service Strategy (ISS) is developed with the parti...
<ul><li>1 – 1.5 hour process including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Research (OKCIS or Career Clusters Survey) </li></ul>...
Element Services 1. Tutoring Study Skills Training Tutoring 2. Alternative Secondary School Offerings Alternative Secondar...
Element Services 7. Supportive Services Child Care Assistance Emergency or Short Term Housing Assistance General  Transpor...
<ul><li>Individualized based on participant’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Takes place through a variety of approaches </li></u...
<ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer based – KeyTrain Modules  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper Worksheets </li...
<ul><li>Summer Employment Opportunities  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-employment skills orientation  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Occupational Skills Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising youth of potential classes that align with their caree...
<ul><li>Leadership Development Opportunities  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community / Service Learning:  continual volunteering,...
<ul><li>Leadership Development Opps Cont..  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational and Teamwork Training: team building acti...
<ul><li>Leadership Development Opps Cont..  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training in Decision Making: case management, addressing...
<ul><li>Supportive Services Cont… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for work attire, uniforms, work related tools, and work rel...
<ul><li>Adult Mentoring Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating a 12 month mentorship between adults and youth </li></...
<ul><li>Program Design Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Planning – completing interest and skills assessments, resear...
<ul><li>In most local areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited number of slots available for 14 – 15 year olds due to the high...
<ul><li>Invite us to provide presentations about the workforce, gaining employment, interviewing, and resume writing at yo...
 
<ul><li>Laura Goldring </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Association of South Central Oklahom...
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Utilizing The Workforce Investment Act

  1. 1. Laura Goldring & Brad Williams
  2. 2. <ul><li>Eligible youth will be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ages 14 through 21 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facing challenge(s) to successful workforce entry: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(1) basic literacy skills deficiency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(2) school dropout </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(3) homeless, runaway, or foster child </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(4) pregnant or a parent </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(5) an offender </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(6) need help completing an educational program or securing and holding a job </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Prepare youth for college, training, or employment </li></ul><ul><li>Link academic and occupational learning </li></ul><ul><li>Strong ties to employers </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Local Area Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview (Mutual Suitability) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eligibility Determination - 95% of applicants must be Low Income </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receives / Family receives Federal, State, or local income-based public assistance program cash payments </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total family income does not exceed the poverty line </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receives / Eligible to receive Food Stamps within past 6 months </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Homeless Individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foster Child currently in the system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Individual with a disability </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>100% of applicants must face at least one of the following challenges to entering the workforce: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic Skills Deficient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School Dropout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homeless, runaway, or foster child </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pregnant or parenting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program, or to secure and hold employment (including youth with a disability)* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>*5% over income youth may have additional criterion according to local area definition </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Any individual under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign all documentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proof of Age: birth certificate, drivers license, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Citizenship: SS card, birth certificate, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Selective Service Registration (Males Only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family Income and Size: pay stubs, letter from employer OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Assistance Verification: TW-3 from Dept of Human Services, SSI, TANF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Categories Documentation </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Following eligibility determination and approval, an Individual Service Strategy (ISS) is developed with the participant to determine which services would best accommodate the participant’s needs and develop the skills which are currently needed in the workforce </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>1 – 1.5 hour process including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Research (OKCIS or Career Clusters Survey) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An Inventory Form (self assessment) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supportive Services Needs Checklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer Budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISS Planning Worksheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employment Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TABE (Test for Adult Basic Education) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Element Services 1. Tutoring Study Skills Training Tutoring 2. Alternative Secondary School Offerings Alternative Secondary School Offerings 3. Summer Employment Opportunities Summer Employment Opportunities 4. Work Experience Internships Job Shadowing Work Experience 5. Occupational Skills Training Occupational Skills Training On The Job Training 6. Leadership Development Opportunities Community & Service Learning Projects Exposure to Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Life Skills Training Organizational & Team Work Training Peer-Centered Activities Pre - Employment Skills Training in Decision Making
  10. 10. Element Services 7. Supportive Services Child Care Assistance Emergency or Short Term Housing Assistance General Transportation Assistance Work Clothing, Equipment, Tools 8. Adult Mentoring Services Adult Mentoring 9. Follow Up Services Follow-Up Services 10. Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Comprehensive Guidance & Counseling Program Design Career Planning Individual Service Strategy Objective Assessment Non-Countable Services Case Management TANF TANF Academic Enrichment TANF Individual Services Strategy (TANF ISS) TANF Work Experience
  11. 11. <ul><li>Individualized based on participant’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>Takes place through a variety of approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Program Duration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Average time = 1 year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determined by number of needed services </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Tutoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer based – KeyTrain Modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper Worksheets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject specific – homework assistance, facilitating placement in tutoring group, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative Secondary School Offerings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating placement in local GED classes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating placement in alternative school setting (if available) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Summer Employment Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-employment skills orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8 – 10 week placement at local worksite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continued pre-employment skills training, life skills training, and academic enrichment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Work Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>520 hours maximum paid work experience (varies in length based on needs of individual) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpaid internships and job shadowing </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Occupational Skills Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advising youth of potential classes that align with their career goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating co-enrollment at local tech centers for high school students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating enrollment at local tech centers for out of school youth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On the job training </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Leadership Development Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community / Service Learning: continual volunteering, assisting with annual fundraisers, adopting a project, etc.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to Post Secondary Education: tours of college campuses, assistance with FAFSA paperwork, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Skills Training: workshop attendance, completing MyPlace, one on one sessions relating to setting up a bank account, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Leadership Development Opps Cont.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizational and Teamwork Training: team building activities, workshop attendance, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peer Centered Activities: peer leadership & mentoring, peer guided discussion groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pre-Employment Skills: workshop & symposium attendance, guest speakers, facilitating enrollment in high school related classes/groups, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Leadership Development Opps Cont.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Training in Decision Making: case management, addressing individual choices & guiding youth through projected outcomes, workshop attendance, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supportive Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating or paying for child care assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating or paying for emergency / short term housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating or paying for transportation: bus tickets, taxi fare, gas money, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Supportive Services Cont… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for work attire, uniforms, work related tools, and work related equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for tuition, books, and fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for energy bills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for testing / certification fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paying for background checks / drug tests for employment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other general supportive services </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Adult Mentoring Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitating a 12 month mentorship between adults and youth </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Follow Up Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintaining contact and support for youth who have exited the program for 12 months </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provided by licensed counselors only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes general counseling, drug/alcohol counseling, and drug/alcohol assessment if needed </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Program Design Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Career Planning – completing interest and skills assessments, researching required skills and education levels of desired career, researching demand / pay level for desired career, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Service Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Objective Assessments – includes TABE, WorkKeys, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case Management – anything relating to the youth that does not directly tie back to a service </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>In most local areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited number of slots available for 14 – 15 year olds due to the higher number of resources available to the in school, younger youth population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited number of slots available overall due to grant funding availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WIA Philosophy can differ slightly from area to area </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Invite us to provide presentations about the workforce, gaining employment, interviewing, and resume writing at your local school </li></ul><ul><li>Refer youth who are at risk of dropping out to the youth program – share as much information about the youth as you can to help us determine which services would be most beneficial </li></ul>
  23. 24. <ul><li>Laura Goldring </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Services Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone:  (580) 252-0595 </li></ul><ul><li>Toll free: (800) 658-1466  </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: (580) 512-8374  </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address]   </li></ul><ul><li>Website:  www.clubemerge.org </li></ul><ul><li>Bradley Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Director </li></ul><ul><li>Arbor Education and Training </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone: (918) 796-1232 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile: (918) 845-7462 </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website:  www.arboret.com </li></ul>

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