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Youth employment services

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a federally funded program designed to assist eligible youth in achieving academic and employment success. Services are designed to meet the needs of out-of-school youth.

The WIOA youth program provides education, training and employment opportunities for out-of-school youth. Services are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual and may include:

  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction, and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential.
  • Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services.
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education, which may include:
    1. Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year.
    2. Pre-apprenticeship programs.
    3. Internships and job shadowing.
    4. On-the-job training opportunities.
  • Occupational skill training, which may include priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that are aligned with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the local area.
  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation.
  • Leadership development opportunities.
  • Supportive services.
  • Adult mentoring.
  • Follow-up services.
  • Guidance and counseling.
  • Financial literacy education.
  • Entrepreneurial skills training.
  • Labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations.
  • Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training.

An individual must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive services:

  • 16 through 24 years of age; and
  • US citizen or eligible to work in the US; and
  • Comply with Selective Service registration requirements when appropriate; and
  • Comply with local or state residency requirements when imposed; and
  • Meet low income requirements (with limited exceptions); and
  • Need assistance as demonstrated by one of six factors.

Note: Documents that confirm an individual’s eligibility for WIOA services will be required during the application process. Examples include but are not limited to: birth certificate, social security card, pay stubs, etc.

Youth employment service providers

Idaho Department of Labor – One Stop Centers

4514 Thomas Jefferson St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: (208) 364-7781
Fax: (208) 454-7720

1st Floor, East
317 W. Main St
Boise, ID 83735
Phone: (208) 332-3575
Fax: (208) 334-6222

127 W. 5th St. North
Burley, ID 83318
Phone: (208) 678-5518
Fax: (208) 678-1765

Idaho Falls
1515 E. Lincoln Road
Idaho Falls, ID 83401-3653
Phone: (208) 557-2500
Fax: (208) 525-7268

1158 Idaho St.
Lewiston, ID 83501-1960
Phone: (208) 799-5000
Fax: (208) 799-5007

430 N. 5th Ave.
P.O. Box 4087
Pocatello, ID 83205-4087
Phone: (208) 236-6710
Fax: (208) 232-0865

Post Falls
600 N. Thornton St.
Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: (208) 457-8789
Fax: (208) 773-5773

Twin Falls
420 Falls Ave.
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: (208) 735-2500
Fax: (208) 736-3007

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