Training for Youth



Youth with education and employment goals that are motivated and need to learn job readiness and occupational skills may be eligible for assistance through the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program.Youth program participants work with a counselor to create a plan for success and work to improve their reading and math skills.


Services through WIOA
  • GED Preparation/Support to achieve a High School
  • Diploma Tutoring Assistance
  • Summer Employment Opportunities
  • Paid or Unpaid Internships
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Leadership Activities
  • Supportive Services
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Learning work-search and workplace success skills
  • Referrals to jobs and educational opportunities
  • 12 months of follow-up assistance after program participation is completed
Qualifying Criteria:

In order to participate you must be:
Between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges.

Challenges that qualify::

  • Deficient in math or reading skills
  • Misdemeanor or felony record 
  • Documented disability
  • School drop-out
  • Homeless/runaway
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • In foster care

Documentation of these criteria is required. 






Colorado Workforce Centers provide a variety of FREE services to assist Job Seekers. A sample of the types of services they provide are listed below. Contact your local Workforce Center to learn more.

These include the following services:
  • Resources: Computer, internet, phone, fax and copier access
  • Career counseling and training
  • Workshops and classes to assist with: creating/updating résumés, interview preparation, the application process, computer literacy, labor market information
  • Information on Veterans Program Services
  • Training, Classes, Resources for Youth, Veterans and other groups 
  • Job Fairs - Virtual & in-person
  • Customers can choose either self-service or staff-assisted options to meet their employment needs.

To learn more about how Workforce Center staff help Youth with training and employment, contact your local Workforce Center.

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