Makes Key Investments in Serving Disconnected Youth:WIOA prepares vulnerable youth for successful employment through increasing the use of proven service models services.
Local areas must increase the percentage of youth formula funds used to serve out-of-school youth to 75 percent from 30 percent under current law.
Local areas must spend at least 20 percent of youth formula funds on work experience activities such as summer jobs, pre-apprenticeship, on-the-job training, and internships so that youth can are prepared for employment.
YouthBuild participants can get training in growing fields in addition to construction, expanding career opportunities for these youth.
Enhances the Job Corps Program: WIOA increases the performance outcomes and quality of Job Corps.
Job Corps will report on the Youth program’s common performance measures to increase alignment between the programs.
Job Corps will establish community networks with employers, labor organizations, and State and local boards to improve services to and outcomes for participants.
DOL will use competition to increase performance and quality so Job Corps is serving students well.