We've provided information and resources for youth service providers. Some of the material reflects best practices that have been developed and implemented by Minnesota Workforce Services Areas, reports or documents that you might find of use, or other materials.
These materials are provided as a courtesy with permission for other youth service providers to adapt the materials to their own programs.
NOTE: Web links to outside agencies are for information only. Please contact the specific agency for more details.
Some best practices on WIA Youth:
Youth Practitioner Network meetings are held to provide youth program staff with the necessary information related to the youth programs as it becomes available.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration division has created this web-based toolkit to assist organizations in preparing a quality application for ETA Competitive Grants.
The National Youth Employment Coalition conducted a webinar on "The New GED: What to Expect in 2014." The Presentation slides can be viewed here.
Below is a sample of Request for Proposals (RFP) which needs to be processed by each WSA to obtain contracts with partners to provide WIA Youth direct and indirect services.
These Youth Program Packets are best practices developed and used by Workforce Development, Inc. WDI has agreed to allow other youth service providers to adapt these materials for use in their own programs.
The Youth Intake Packet is provided to youth at the time of their application intake.
The Youth Employment Packet is provided to youth in preparation of employment. The information advises about state and federal child labor laws, including the Right to Know (Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace) which can be found in the Youth Program Manual's chapter on Safety.
The Employer Packet is provided to employers in advance of providing employment opportunities for youth. The packet includes a performance evaluation and a worksite monitoring report. Information on the Right to Know (Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace) can be found in the Youth Program Manual's chapter on Safety.