Some best practices on WIOA Youth:
Resources and workshop material from the NAWDP Youth Symposium, held December 2019.
Below is a sample of Request for Proposals (RFP) which needs to be processed by each WDA to obtain contracts with partners to provide WIOA Youth direct and indirect services:
Local youth service providers rely more heavily on technology to stay connected with youth participants. Text messaging, e-mails and heavy use of social media applications are just some of the ways that counselors remain in contact with youth participants, especially those located in sparsely populated areas. The chart includes information on how local youth service providers have integrated technology into their programs to serve youth.
This page will be updated as WDAs and service providers provide additional information.
The Minnesota Valley Action Council is using Cisco WebEx as a tool for staying connected. To prepare for having remote group meetings with youth, research was completed for options for private and user-friendly tools to use. Cisco’s WebEx free application is available on a on a wide variety of platforms and operating systems. We also found it to be the most secure, free, and least limited option for timing, number of people in a group, and best for various media sharing tools. Several limitations on other sites include: ability to invite/see more than 4 people at once, no time limits for meeting length, ability to mute (yet see) all participants, have a chat window where either the presenter or all can see the chat, can be used for calling in or video conference call, can be recorded for later listening/viewing if needed, and little to no interruptions/pausing - just to name a few.
Below is a sample of an Individual Service Strategy Form.
Below is a sample of an objective assessment/ IEP form:
Below is a sample of an incentive policy:
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.
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