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WIOA Youth Programs


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TANF Summer Youth Program: 

Attention 16 to 24 year olds! Are you looking for possible long-term employment that could lead to a career? Do you want to learn new job skills? If yes, apply today for the Allen County Summer Youth Employment Program!!

  • Ohio Means Jobs - Allen County in collaboration with Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley, will be administering a summer youth employment program. 

  • Eligible youth/young adults ages 16 to 24 years old have the opportunity to be placed in summer employment starting May 1, 2016 through August 31, 2016.

  • Work up to 40 hours per week with an hourly wage up to $10.00/hr! (Hours and wages vary by worksites) 

  • Participating youth must meet TANF eligibility guidelines: Allen County resident, have a minor child in the home, and income eligible (200% Federal Poverty Level) or currently on public assistance. 

Apply today at Ohio Means Job - Allen County, 1501 S Dixie Hwy Lima, OH 45804, Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Applications also available at all Allen County high school and college/universities. 

* Or print the application here, complete, mail/turn into Ohio Means Jobs - Allen County: 

2016 TANF Summer Youth Application 

Voter Registration Form

WIOA Youth Program: 

Young people need the skills, training and education to establish and follow their dreams. We are here to help them.  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides year-round employment, academic, and training services to out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24 and in-school youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The program targets youth with barriers to employment.  

WIOA 14 Program elements:

  • Tutoring, study skills, and instruction leading to secondary school completion
  • Alternative secondary school offerings or dropout recovery strategies
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skills training, with a focus on recognized postsecondary credentials and in-demand occupations
  • Leadership development activities (ex: community service, peer-centered activities)
  • Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  • Adult mentoring 
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Integrated education and training for a specific occupation or cluster
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market information about in-demand industry sectors and occupations
  • Postsecondary preparation and transition activities
  • Follow-up services for 12 months after program completion

Visit the United States Department of Labor's Youth Services

Allen County Job Center
1501 S. Dixie Hwy. P.O. Box 4506
Lima, Ohio 45802
Phone: 419-999-0360 | Fax: 419-999-0205

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