TENCO provides specialized services for youth ages 16 – 24. Currently, TENCO has one high school program dedicated to assisting seniors at Lewis County Board of Education with preparation for post-secondary and/or employment. The focus of youth funds through WIOA are to serve individuals who have graduated high school but are not attending post-secondary training nor employed, or serve individuals without a high-school diploma.

The following services are available for eligible youth in the ten counties served by TENCO:

* Basic Skill Remediation – improve reading and math skills necessary to secure employment and/or get into the training program

* Leadership Development – gain skills in problem-solving, communication, teamwork, citizenship, and more.

* Occupational Skills Training – apply for scholarships to assist with skills training in high-demand occupations in the local area.

* Support Services – apply for funds to assist with the transportation costs while in post-secondary training.

* Work Experiences – gain valuable work ethic skills, learn about careers, and earn money through our internships, summer employment, or work experience programs.

* Financial Literacy – learn about your credit scores, managing finances, taxes, bank accounts, and become financial savvy.

* Mentoring – gain valuable knowledge through a mentoring program with individuals selected from the community to help guide career choices.

* Entrepreneurial skills- learn about the necessary steps to take in order to start your own business.

* Labor Market Information – gain information on the “hot” jobs of today and the future.

* Access Counseling, Case Management and Follow-up Services that will help develop a plan for success in educational and employment opportunities.

For information about youth programs available in the TENCO Workforce Development Area, please contact:

Sharon Reynolds (Bath, Boyd, Greenup, Fleming, Rowan, Montgomery): 606-783-2248

Renee McCane (Bracken, Lewis, Mason, Roberston): 606-796-3600