WorkForce Investment Act Youth Program


The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Formula Grant provides economically disadvantaged teenagers and young adults between the ages of 14 and 21 with year-round employment and training services. 

Participants must be economically disadvantaged and must have at least one of the following barriers to employment in order to be eligible for services:

  • Basic skills deficient
  • School dropout
  • Homeless, runaway or in foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Offender
  • Requires additional assistance to complete educational program or secure and hold employment

Find a Service Provider

WIA youth services are provided by a network of 16 Workforce Service Areas, serving all 87 counties in Minnesota.

View the list of service providers

Child Labor Laws

Federal and state child labor laws exist to protect the health, safety, well-being and education of youth.

Learn more at the U.S. Department of Labor and the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.


For more information, contact:

Kay Tracy
Fax: 651-215-3842
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
First National Bank Building, Suite E200
332 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101