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.


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