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The Workforce Investment Act, WIA, Youth Program involves activities and services directed toward helping youth achieve academic and employment success. These services include work experience, work readiness, remedial education, tutoring, summer employment, alternative education, job shadowing, occupational skills training, leadership development, mentoring, counseling, support services, job placement and retention and follow-up services to low income youth 14 through 21 years of age.
If you are interested in the WIA Youth Program:
- Complete the online ITRAC application
- Call the Pendleton CAPECO office at 541-276-1926/1-800-752-1139 to schedule an appointment with the youth department
Other helpful links...
- CIS - University of Oregon online tool for career exploration
- Oregon Employment Department - Oregon employment exploration
- iMatch - Online tool to match you for jobs available in Oregon
- NCRC - National Certification of work ready skills
- TOCOWA - Workforce Investment Act regional website
The Independent Living Program, ILP, assists youth who were in foster care to become independent adults. The Program gives an opportunity for youth to learn valuable skills necessary to make a successful transition from state and Tribal custody to living on their own in the community.
Youth age 14 or older may be eligible for a variety of programs through the Independent Living Program, including:
- Independent Living Skill Building Program - Provides training and classes to prepare youth to live independently
- ILP Discretionary Funds
- Chafee Education and Training Grant Program (ETG) - Can provide funds to assist youth with post-secondary education or training
- Independent Living Housing Subsidy Program and Chafee Housing Program - Can provide funds to assist youths with room and board expenses, if they qualify.
Youth must be referred by their DHS caseworker
Other helpful links...
- Oregon ILP - State ILP website
- Foster Club - National foster care information website
In accordance with Federal law, this institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, or marital or family status. CAPECO is an equal opportunity provider.
Community Action Program East Central Oregon is prohibited from discriminating on the ground of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship or participation in programs primarily funded under the Workforce Investment Act, as amended (WIA), in admission or access to, opportunity or treatment in, or employment in the administration of or in connection with any funded program or activity administered by CAPECO.