Left to Right: Lake Montesian in Monticello, Cassville Ferry, The Point in Potosi Left to Right: Beloit Snappers, Brodhead Historical Museum, Zonta Park & Municipal Building in Beloit Left to Right: Badger Mine & Museum in Shullsburg, Ten Eyck Apple Barn in Brodhead, Milton House in Milton Left to Right: Old Water Tower in Clinton, Riverside Park in Beloit, Thresheree in Edgerton Left to Right: Boscobel Heritage Museum, Angel Museum in Beloit, Don Q Inn in Dodgeville

Youth Services

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides assistance to young adults ages 14 to 24 with employment-related training and other services in order to achieve future career success. Youth services include a core set of employment and training programs for economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth. SWWDB can help a young person who is:

  • A high school dropout by providing alternative education.

  • A graduate seeking to enter the job market by offering occupational skill training.

  • A current job holder through short-term career pathway and job-related computer skills classes.

To qualify for participation, a person must meet the general eligibility requirements of:

  • Between the ages of 14-24.

  • A U.S. citizen or registered alien.

  • A resident of a low-income household (as required).

AND, have at least one of the following barriers to employment:

  • Deficient in basic literacy skills.

  • A school dropout.

  • Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child.

  • Pregnant or a parent.

  • An offender.

  • Deficient in employability skills.

  • English Language Learner.

Services Available

  • Tutoring and study skills training.

  • Alternative schools services: diploma or GED.

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including summer employment, internships and job shadowing.

  • Occupational skills training.

  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupational cluster.

  • Leadership development.

  • Supportive services.

  • Adult mentoring.

  • Follow-up services.

  • Guidance and counseling for:

    • Drugs

    • Alcohol

    • Mental Health

    • Other

  • Financial literacy education.

  • Entrepreneurial skills training.

  • Labor market and employment information.

  • Preparation activities for post-secondary education and training.

If a young person meets the eligibility requirements outlined, he/she may be eligible to participate in the WIOA Youth Program. For more information contact your local Job Center.

If you have a complaint, please contact the SWWDB Complaint Coordinator.

Jimmy Watson
SWWDB Complaint Coordinator
1900 Center Ave.
Janesville, WI 53546
608-314-3300 Ext. 309

Complaints are normally dealt with within one week of receiving them.

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