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Workforce Investment Act for Youth

Moraine Valley Community College Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program is recruiting high school juniors and seniors who:

  • are in-school youth with good behavioral standing
  • can prove low income
  • have a Social Security card and birth certificate

Participants gain experience in activities that develop academics, work readiness skills, and pre-employment skills. Plus, they receive tutoring, support with homework, computer literacy, developmental outings, preparation for college entry, career exploration, career planning, and more.

Students participate in job shadowing and academic support for up to 6 hours per week during the school year and up to 25 hours per week during the summer. Students receive stipends of $8 per hour for job shadowing at assigned worksites. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the work site.

Once enrolled, students are expected to remain and progress in the program for their entire enrollment period, which could be up to three years.

Moraine Valley offers a year-round program for qualifying youth ages 16-19. Our goal is to assist youth in earning high school diplomas or GEDs, enroll in college, and develop excellent employment skills so they can obtain and maintain good jobs.
WIA Youth Program availability is subject to grant funding.

Qualified students include (but are not limited to) those who are:

  • deficient in basic skills (reading and/or math)
  • at risk of dropping out of high school
  • lacking in employment skills
  • teen parents or pregnant
  • wards of the state