Young Adults Toolkit
WIOA Young Adult Program Elements
Improving Educational Achievement:
- Tutoring, Study Skills, and Dropout Prevention Strategies
- Alternative Secondary School Services
- Education Concurrent with Workforce
Preparation Preparing for and Succeeding in Employment and Post-Secondary Education:
- Labor Market and Employment Information for Local Area
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
- Occupational Skills Training
- Financial Literacy Training
- Activities that Prepare Youth to Transition to post-secondary education and training
Services Intended to Develop the Potential of Youth as Citizens and Leaders:
- Leadership Development Opportunities
- Entrepreneurial Skills
- Adult Mentoring
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
- Supportive Services
- Follow-up Services
- Plan your Career
Plan Your Career
Do you need a job? We can help you - identify your skills; prepare applications, resumes, cover letters; learn interviewing techniques that produce results; and more. Ever wonder what you need to earn to be self-sufficient? Check out IN Reality and find out?
Do you need help to finish high school? We can help with - additional tutoring; life management skills; childcare; and more. The Indiana High School Equivalency (HSE) program enables you the earn your HSE.
Are you interested in a career in healthcare? Check our Healthcare Career publication.
Are you interested in a career in advanced manufacturing? Check out Advanced Manufacturing publication.
If you answered YES to any of the above...
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PREPARATION FOR AND SUCCESS IN EMPLOYMENT
- Summer employment opportunities linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid and unpaid work experiences
- Occupational skill training
IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT
- Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction, leading to completion of secondary school including dropout prevention strategies
- Alternative secondary school services
- The Indiana High School Equivalency (HSE) program enables you the earn your HSE.
SUPPORT FOR YOUTH
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring
- Follow-up services
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
SERVICES TO DEVELOP THE POTENTIAL OF YOUTH AS CITIZENS AND LEADERS
- Leadership development opportunities
"Be the best that you can be and life will give its best to you"
- Education & Training
Young Adult & High School Students - Education & Training
WorkOne Can Help You Set and Reach Your Goals! To Get a Good Job, You'll Simply Have To Set and Achieve Education and Training Goals Long Before the Interview
WorkOne can help you set, maintain and complete your employment and educational goals. If you are out of school, but you need more education or training to be self-sufficient and fully employed, we can assist you in achieving those goals.
If you are between 14 and 24, out of school but have not received a high school diploma through graduation, WorkOne may be able to assist you in preparing for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.
WorkOne Onsite Training
Our onsite training in areas such as technology can improve your employability and success on the job.
Occupational Skills Training Links
Our targeted training programs can help you earn a Certificate of Technical Achievement (CTA) in several in-demand occupations.
Education and Training Providers
WorkOne works with numerous providers to bring young people the education and training they need.
- Job Search Tips
Job Search Tips
If You're Looking for a Job, these Links Can Help You Accomplish the Essentials Needed To Land a Position
Young people face some unique circumstances that older job-seekers don't confront; in this light, WorkOne has dedicated programs aiming to help youth enter the workforce.
Ever Wonder What Career is Best for You? If so, You Can Start Here in Finding Out about Careers and Jobs Many Tools are Available to Gauge How Well your Interests and Skills Fit with Various Career Paths, Professions and Jobs
As a younger worker, you may have questions regarding the kinds of jobs that are best suited to your skills, experience, and age. WorkOne staff members can help sort out your employment and training needs.
WorkOne Testing Programs
Many tests and assessments, including WorkKeys and the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), are available at your nearest WorkOne Center.
Links to other Internet-Based Skill Evaluation Programs
In addition to the many resources available to young people at your WorkOne Center, some online web sites offer skill and interest evaluation tools.
Permits and Restrictions for Workers under Age 18
WorkOne can assist you with information on Indiana's teen labor laws, including restrictions on the types of work, hours of work, and necessary work permits.
Youth in the Workforce
(Get to know your real world rights and responsibilities!)
Youth@Work is a web site sponsored by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The site is dedicated to providing youth with information on their rights and responsibilities as employees. The site explains the different types of job discrimination that young workers may encounter and suggests strategies they can use to prevent and, if necessary, respond to such discrimination.
Federal Government Job Postings
StudentJobs.gov is a joint project between the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Education's Student Financial Assistance office. You can search federal government job postings specific to youth, create and post resumes, and learn about opportunities for scholarships, fellowships, internships, apprenticeships, grants and cooperative education programs. There is no charge and users are not required to pre-register to look for a job on this site.
Careers, Colleges, Costs
Learn More Resource Center
Learn More Resource Center (formerly Indiana Career & Post-Secondary Advancement Center, ICPAC) is under the direction of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in partnership with the Indiana Department of Education.
Careers for Students Interested in Economics
Economics Pipeline Project
The site is sponsored by the American Economic Association's Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession. The goals of the site include fostering conversations and networking among students of economics, especially minority individuals, and professional economists, many of whom are faculty members at colleges and universities. The site includes a mentoring program, resources for economists and students, and information on conferences.
Drive of your Life - Test drive careers for the one and only YOU!
The Indiana Youth Institute's Career Exploration Game
Sponsored by the Indiana Youth Institute, Drive of Your Life is a fun online career exploration game aimed principally at middle school students in an effort to help them learn not only about higher education and careers, but also about themselves. This free educational tool encourages you to answer a series of questions to discover what careers may interest you. They then take you on virtual drive to learn more about each of those careers.
National Center for Education Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.
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Sponsored by Education Portal and the American Library Association, this web site is geared toward teens and prospective students, and the site acts as a portal to degree programs, career information, school reviews, and education news. Education-Portal.com also provides information and services including:
- College Admissions and Preparation - College Admissions and Preparation pages that include useful tips and advice for applying to colleges, preparing for college entrance exams, and selecting a University.
- College Prep Page - College Prep Page includes summaries of thousands of degree programs including certifications, Associate and Bachelor Degrees as well as Graduate Degree Programs. Program information also lists typical coursework and degree specializations.
- Career Planning Information - Career Planning Information pages help students find popular career paths within specific majors. Students learn top job fields that relate to each specific major.
- University Information Pages - University Information pages includes a state-by-state breakdown of popular colleges and universities, including enrollment statistics as well as the university's respective city population statistics.
Ten Cool Sites! (K-12 Resources)
Favorite web sites for K-12 Resources
Career One Stop
Pathways to Career Success
The career pathways exploration site includes sections on:
- Exploring Careers
- Salary & Benefits
- Education & Training
- Job Search
- Resumes & Interviews