WIOA Title I-A & I-B Policy & Procedure Manual
Ch. 10) Youth Program

10.5 Youth Program Elements

10.5.1 Overview

Effective date: April 26, 2019

Each local WDB must offer 14 program elements as part of its WIOA Youth Program.

  1. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies;
  2. Alternative secondary school services or high school dropout recovery services;
  3. Paid and unpaid work experience;
  4. Occupational skills training;
  5. Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation and training;
  6. Leadership development opportunities;
  7. Supportive services;
  8. Adult mentoring;
  9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling;
  10. Financial literacy education;
  11. Entrepreneurial skills training;
  12. Career Awareness, Career Exploration, and Career Counseling;
  13. Postsecondary preparation and transition activities; and
  14. Follow-up services.1

One or more services fall under the umbrella of each program element.2 Local WDBs are not required to offer/provide one or more services from each program element to every participant, with the exception of follow-up services.3 Local WDBs must offer follow-up services to each participant.4 The local program and its service providers determine what specific services a participant receives, based on the participant's objective assessment and individual service strategy (ISS).5

Local Program

Effective date: April 26, 2019

Local program is a local workforce area's WIOA Title I Youth formula-funded program.

81 FR 56172