Do you want skills that lead to a great career?

Are you between the ages of 16-24 years old?  Do you live in Stearns or Benton County?

How can the WIOA Young Adult Program help me?

Services are tailored to your unique needs and may include:

  • Assessment of your current skills and interests
  • Help in determining your career options
  • Support and assistance in getting a high school diploma or GED
  • Occupational skills training for a high-growth, high demand position
  • Access to earn-while-you-learn training opportunities
  • Assistance with job search components

How much will the program cost?

There are no fees to you.  The WIOA Young Adult Program is funded by federal funds through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

“I would recommend the WIOA Young Adult Program to others.  It is a great source of support to prepare you for the future and your success.  They care about you doing well!”

Sara O., WIOA Young Adult Program

“The most helpful services offered through the WIOA Young Adult Program for me were help in navigating my life/ schooling/ making changes to fit a work schedule and assistance with schooling.  I would absolutely recommend the WIOA Young Adult Program to others!  I have been able to make it so much further than I could have on my own.  The help provided by my career planner was everything I could have asked for!”

Hanna, WIOA Young Adult participant

“From the start of my journey with Career Solutions, I knew I would have good guidance.  I received financial support with school, work clothes and fuel to keep me going, but most importantly good guidance from my career planner.  What I found to be most helpful with the WIOA Young Adult Program is the guidance and support.  A steady consistent plan kept me on the right track to reach my goals.  I would recommend the WIOA Young Adult Program to others because there are a lot of people struggling and this program can help those in the lower class move up to the middle class.”

Omar S., WIOA Young Adult participant

“I was working at getting my GED and was lost and didn’t know what I wanted to do. Career Solutions WIOA Young Adult Program made me feel comfortable and helped me achieve my goals. I found the support from my career planner to be very helpful.  I matured while I was in the program, figured out what I want to do and am now employed.   I recommend the WIOA Adult Program to others as you get support and are made to feel comfortable with what you want to do.”

Autumn J., WIOA Young Adult participant
D'Shawn Success Story

D’Shawn was enrolled in Career Solution’s WIOA Young Adult Program.  “Before enrolling in the WIOA Young Adult, I was jobless and struggling in school. The Young Adult Program seemed like a supportive fit for me because my career planner was so understanding of my situation. Along with counseling and guidance, she was able to assist me with bus passes and professional clothes for job interviews which eventually led to my landing a job in banking with Capital One.  I am currently earning $15.46/hour and have become more financially stable as well as budget conscientious. Throughout this process, I found that the support (even on my worst days) and knowing that I was never alone were the most helpful components of the program.  I would highly recommend this program to others as it has been such a blessing in my life.”

D'Shawn
Hannah Success Story

Hannah was enrolled in Career Solution’s WIOA Young Adult Program.  “Before enrolling into the WIOA Young Adult Program, I was unemployed, living in an unstable home, trying to provide for my son while doing everything in my power to get a job.  It was an emotional rollercoaster.  I thought the WIOA Young Adult Program would be a good fit for me as I thought it would be great to get more education (as a single mom) and help with finding a job.  Some beneficial services I received from the Youth Program were the education that I needed in my field of work, assistance with gas expenses and child care, and job search help.  I have grown wiser in my field and have been able to make the changes necessary to have a job I love getting up for.  I gained more confidence in myself.  I am now a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) at the Vein Center.  The most helpful services offered through the Youth Program for me were help with navigating my life/ schooling/ making changes to fit a work schedule and assistance with schooling.  I would absolutely recommend the WIOA Young Adult Program to others!  I have been able to make it so much further than I could have on my own.  The help provided by my career planner was everything I could have asked for!”

Hannah
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Contact us now!

Career Solutions staff will work with you to create a plan that will put you on the road to a good job.

Call or email for more information:

Denise H, Youth Career Planner

office: 320.308.5720 ■ cell/text: 320.266-1227

 

Jacob K, Youth Career Planner

office: 320.308.5705