WIA Workforce Investment Act Youth Program

The Workforce Investment act WIA Youth program is a federally funded programĀ  designed to assist youth obtain their secondary education and gainful employment.

Youth Program Services Elements

  • Educational Assistance
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  • Tutoring and study skills training
  • Instruction leading to completion of secondary
  • Dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative secondary school services
  • Post-secondary Support
  • Follow-up services for not less than 12 months

Employment assistance

  • Occupational Skills training
  • Summer employment opportunities directly linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Adult mentoring for not less than 12 months

Supportive Services

  • Childcare Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Books/Supplies
  • Short term training opportunities
  • Uniforms

Cultural Enrichment Activities

  • Personal Empowerment
  • College Tours
  • Field Trips
  • Job Fairs

Program Benefits:

  • Educational/Job Skills Assessment
  • Assistance with school supplies
  • Assistance with job/training/job placement
  • Assistance with transportation and child care
  • Rewards for goal achievements


  • 16-21 years old
  • U.S. citizen
  • Nash County Resident
  • Willing to pursue a GED/High School Diploma
  • Economically disadvantaged
  • Need assistance securing and maintaining employment

For more information, contact

Bennie Alston
WIA Youth Case Manager

522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Phone: (252) 451-8354
Fax (252) 451-8201