(WIA) Program Staff:
WIA Career Counselor for In School
Client Goals: Career Focus, Skills Training, and Employment
The WIA program works with youth, parents, advisors, counselors, businesses, training institutions and other agencies to meet the needs of low income youth, ages 14 to 21, that have barriers to success. Barriers to success could be deficient in basic literary skills; school dropout; homeless, runaway, or fosterchild; pregnant or parenting; offender; or is an individual who require additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment. Overcoming these barriers is accomplished by providing support services for career readiness and training.
Support Services available from WIA:
Assessments & Academic Support
Alignment of courses with vocational training
Career interest assessment
Career Introductoryy courses
Industry Specific Uniforms
Support services may include tuition assistance, transportation assistance, occupational training requirements, testing fees, and licensing fees.
Encourage clients to align studies with CTE District wide courses
If youth have dropped out of school, encourage re-enrollment in MSBSD if possible, if not, GED obtainment.
Work Readiness Workshops
Resume & interview skills workshops
Post resume on ALexsys (Alaska Labor Exchange)
Short term training with nationally recognized certification: Forklift, NSTC, OSHA, 1st Aid/CPR, Asbestos abatement, Alaska Host, Barrista, ServSafe, Water Safety, etc.
Occupational Exploration Courses
Introduction to Welding
Focus on a Career Area
High School Diploma or earn a GED
Post secondary training