Are you a younger worker between the ages of 14 and 24 years old looking for paid work experience, a better job, internships or help in completing an educational or occupational training program? If you meet income and eligibility requirements, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act has programs just for you!
Who is eligible?
Contact a Workforce Center near you to determine eligibility.
Services for Eligible Younger Workers
To improve educational achievement:
- Tutoring, study skills and GED prep
- Alternative secondary school services
To prepare for & succeed in employment:
- Work readiness training
- Summer employment opportunities linked to academic and occupational learning
- Paid/unpaid work experiences
- Occupational skills training
To develop potential as citizens and leaders:
- Leadership development opportunities
To support participants:
- Supportive services
- Adult Mentoring
- Comprehensive guidance and counseling
- Follow-up services
The Harrisonburg Workforce Center is located near Harrisonburg's downtown business district and the campus of James Madison University.
The Staunton Workforce Center is conveniently co-located in the Virginia Employment Commission building.
The Winchester Workforce Center is located near Winchester's historic downtown..Hours of Operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Rockbridge Workforce Center is located on the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College campus.
The Luray Workforce Center can be found on the Lord Fairfax Community College campus.
Services to help individuals who are unemployed due to company closing or layoff.
Valley Workforce Centers and partners offer a variety of ways to get work experience.
A program of free services and income-eligible additional services made possible through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act are available for adults seeking careers.
Income-eligible persons 55 or older can receive service-based training to assist with re-entering the workforce.
Valley Workforce Center and partner programs assist individuals with disabilitities or socioeconomic disadvantages.
Valley Workforce Centers can assist veterans, spouses and dependents with access to assistance programs offered through a variety of sources.
Valley Workforce Centers can help you get up to speed on your career search skills.
It's easy to search openings on the Virginia Workforce Connection.
Valley Workforce Centers offer a wide range of services to help individuals prepare for and get the work they need.