Specialized Services For Youth Ages 16–24
Dedicated Programs …
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:
- 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.
- Alternative secondary school services, or dropout recovery services.
- Paid and unpaid work experiences that have academic and occupational education as a component of the work experience, which may include summer employment, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships and job shadowing, and on-the-job training opportunities.
- Occupational skills training that lead to recognized postsecondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or jobs in the local area.
- Education offered concurrently with and in the same context s workforce preparation activities and training.
- Leadership Development opportunities, including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors.
- Supportive services.
- Adult mentoring – gain valuable knowledge through a mentoring program with individuals selected from the community to help guide career choices.
- Follow -up services for no less than 12 months after the completion of the program to ensure success in educational and employment opportunities.
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as referrals to counseling, as appropriate to the needs f the youth.
- Financial literacy education – learn about your credit scores, managing finances, taxes, bank accounts, and become financial savvy.
- Entrepreneurial skills training – 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.
- Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training.
For information about youth programs available in the TENCO Workforce Development Area, please contact:
(Bath, Boyd, Greenup, Fleming, Rowan, Montgomery)
(Bracken, Lewis, Mason, Robertson)