Youth Programs

Youth Programs2017-05-22T23:57:38+00:00

student-1528001-640x480Young people need the skills, training and education to establish and follow their dreams. We are here to help them.  The Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program (CCMEP) provides work experience, on the job training opportunities, leadership development, academic assistance, and training services to youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The program targets youth with barriers to employment.

WIOA Program elements:

  • Per the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the following 14 program elements are to be provided

    to youth:

    1. Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to secondary school completion, including

    dropout prevention strategies

    2. Alternative secondary school offerings or dropout recovery services

    3. Paid and unpaid work experiences with a academic and occupational education component

    4. Occupational skill training, with a focus on recognized postsecondary credentials and in-demand

    occupations

    5. Leadership development activities (e.g., community service, peer-centered activities)

    6. Supportive services

    7. Adult mentoring

    8. Follow-up services for at least 12 months after program completion

    9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug and alcohol abuse counseling

    10. Integrated education and training for a specific occupation or cluster

    11. Financial literacy education

    12. Entrepreneurial skills training

    13. Services that provide labor market information about in-demand industry sectors and occupations

    14. Postsecondary preparation and transition activities

    *Local programs have the discretion to determine what specific program services will be provided to a youth participant, based on each participant’s objective assessment and individual service strategy.

Visit the United States Department of Labor’s Youth Services

Visit Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Youth Employment programs page