Once an individual is determined eligible, they may receive services from In-School programs. Individuals may receive any of the 14 program elements under the WIOA. These programs include:
- Tutoring and similar services leading to completion of a program
- Alternative education services
- Summer employment linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid and unpaid work experience
- Occupational Skills Training
- Leadership development
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring
- Guidance and counseling
- Financial Literacy Education
- Entrepreneurial skills
- Labor Market Information
- Postsecondary prep and transition activities
- Follow-up services
Behind the Wheel
Youth eligible for behind the wheel drivers training must have a valid Virginia learner’s permit and may be required to undergo behind the wheel assessment by a certified driver rehabilitation specialist prior to approval for training. Behind the Wheel driving fees may vary per jurisdiction. For participants between 18-24 years of age, the current fees are $110/hour not to exceed 4 hours @ $110 per hour ($440).
Credit recovery is a term used to describe a wide variety of educational strategies and programs that give high school students who have failed a class the opportunity to redo coursework or retake a course through alternate means—and thereby avoid failure and earn academic credit. The most familiar form of credit recovery is perhaps summer-school programs that allow students to recover credit from courses they have failed during the regular school year.
When a cost is involved, the YWC can assist the student with that cost and provide tutoring support as necessary.
Leadership development is provided through intensive group experiences for out-of-school youth as stipulated in the proposal. An arrangement for community leaders to visit and interact with the participants is scheduled throughout the training. A mentor program will be established to assist in providing participants an opportunity to interact and receive guidance from successful individuals and leaders within the community. The relationships developed, opportunities presented and wisdom shared will be instrumental in motivating and empowering participants towards self- sufficiency.
Tutoring services are provided by instructors to assist students in areas where they require additional help. Particular attention will be placed on those clients requiring Standards of Learning (SOL’s) to graduate followed by failing grades in courses needed to graduate.
The Work Experience Program is intended to provide meaningful work experience opportunities to eligible youth ages 16 – 24, through a service delivery approach designed to meet the unique needs of the youth being served. The Program serves as a vital component in helping to prepare youth for the successful transition into the world-of-work whether now or later in their academic careers. Youth earn a training stipend that is paid through the Youth Workforce Office.
Participating worksite agencies are directly responsible for supervising the youth’s work performance during the period of participation. The length of the work experience is dependent on the particular job and its duties.
Worksite Supervisors will be regular employees of the business or organization and will provide a participant orientation that includes work schedule and expectations; regulations of the employer/agency (as they apply to participant); direct and indirect supervision, training, and guidance; name and telephone number of person(s) to notify when participant will be late or absent; review of safety procedures and person(s) to report accidents; explanation of duties and responsibilities; and time sheet reporting and procedures.