The Workforce Investment
Act (WIA)Title I Youth
provides employment and training services to eligible youth possessing
specific barriers to employment. Program focus is on comprehensive youth
services consisting of ten program elements which can be grouped around
four major themes:
educational achievement (including
such elements as tutoring, study skills training, and instruction
leading to secondary school completion; dropout out prevention strategies,
and alternative secondary school offerings).
for and succeeding in employment (including such elements
as tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to secondary
school completion; dropout out prevention strategies, and alternative
secondary school offerings).
youth (including meeting supportive services needs and providing
adult mentoring, follow-up services, and comprehensive guidance and
services intended to develop the potential of youth as citizens and
leaders (including leadership development opportunities).
Temporary Assistance for Needy
Families (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
The SYEP provides eligible youth between
the ages of 14 - 20 with summer employment and educational opportunities.
Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs at government agencies,
non-profits and private sector businesses. The program runs approximately
6 to 8 weeks in July and August. The SYEP strives to:
- Emphasize real-world labor expectations
- Increase awareness of services offered by local community
- based programs
- Provide opportunities for career instruction, financial
& literacy training, academic improvement and social growth
Applications are Currently Available
The Finger Lakes Internship Program
is designed to bolster the role of internships across
our region. This program is open to students, ages 16-24 (High School
Juniors-College Seniors) who are maintaing a GPA of 75% or higher, are
career focused and who live and/or attend school in Wayne, Seneca, Yates,
or Ontario county. These are all employer paid opportunities! Visit
our website to learn more: www.fingerlakesinternship.com
For additional information please contact our
Our mission is to place as many
youth as possible in appropriate, meaningful jobs in safe settings,
while providing exceptional supports, academic enrichment and opportunities
to gain marketable skills; and to provide the community and businesses
a view of our local emerging workforce.
The employer is responsible for direct
supervision, attendance, evaluations and to assure that the youth is
working in a safe and healthful environment. Employers must abide by
the New York State Child Labor Laws and comply with the requirements
provided in the Supervisors Handbook provided by the county. Wages and
Workers Compensation are the responsibility of the County.
We are always seeking employers to
become worksites for our youth participants.
For additional information to become
a worksite please contact our staff.
Please Click Here
to initiate the registration process.