Workforce Investment Program for Youth
WIA Youth Program
Moraine Valley Community College Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program is currently recruiting high school juniors and seniors. The students must meet the following criteria:
- In-school youth with good behavioral standing
- Low income (proof)
- Have a Social Security card and birth certificate
Participants gain experience in activities that will develop academics, work readiness skills, and pre-employment skills. Plus, they receive tutoring, support with homework, computer literacy, developmental outings, preparation for college entry, career exploration, career planning, and more.
Students participate in job shadowing and academic support for up to 6 hours per week during the school year and up to 25 hours per week during the summer. Students will receive stipends of $8 per hour for job shadowing at assigned worksites. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the work site.
Once enrolled, students are expected to remain and progress in the program for their entire enrollment period, which could be up to three years.
Moraine Valley offers a year-round program for qualifying youth, ages 16-19.
Our goal is to assist youth in earning high school diplomas or GEDs, enroll in college, and develop excellent employment
skills so they can obtain and maintain good jobs.
*The WIA Youth Program's availability is subject to grant funding.
Who can qualify for the WIA Youth Program?
Students facing multiple barriers, including but not limited to:
- Deficient in basic skills (reading and/or math)
- Risk of dropping out of high school
- Lack of pre-employment skills
- Teen parents or pregnant
- Wards of the state
What do we offer?
The Moraine Valley WIA youth program offers:
- Academic guidance and counseling
- Computer skills training
- Leadership development opportunities
- Field trips to businesses
- Job placement and services
- Job shadowing
- Pre-employment skills training
- Remediation in math, English, and reading
- Social awareness
Where are you located?
The youth program operates out of the Moraine Valley Education Center at Blue Island.
12940 S. Western Ave.
Blue Island, IL 60406
What are your hours?
Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Program times vary depending on the program or activity in which youth are participating. Participants have an opportunity to work during the school year (maximum 6 hours per week) and summer (up to 25 hours per week).
Who can I contact for more information?
For more information, contact Chauntai Mack at (708) 597-2280 or firstname.lastname@example.org.