WIA Youth Program


The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program 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

For more information and some program success stories, view our WIA Youth Program Fact Sheet.

Find a Service Provider

WIA youth services are provided by a network of 16 Workforce Service Areas, serving all 87 counties in Minnesota. Select the link below for a list of services providers.


For more information, contact:

John R. Olson, Youth Program Coordinator 
Office of Youth Development 
Phone: 651.259.7547 
Email: John.R.Olson@state.mn.us