Youth Program

The WSA Youth Services Program is funded under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which means there is no cost for these services. We serve in-school youth ages 14-24 and out-of-school youth ages 16-24. 

Call us today if you know a young adult in need of guidance about their future!

WIOA YOUTH PROGRAM ELEMENTS

WIOA outlines a vision for supporting youth and young adults through integrated services. This vision includes high quality services for in-school and out-of-school youth beginning with career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training, and culminating with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

14 Youth Program Elements:

  1. Tutoring, Study Skills Training, Instruction, and Dropout Prevention activities that lead to completion of a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  2. Alternative Secondary School and Dropout Recovery Services assist youth who have struggled in traditional secondary education or who have dropped out of school
  3. Paid and Unpaid Work Experience is a structured learning experience in a workplace and provides opportunities for career exploration and skill development
  4. Occupational Skills Training is an organized program of study that provides specific skills and leads to proficiency in an occupational field
  5. Education Offered Concurrently with Workforce Preparation is an integrated education and training model combining workforce preparation, basic academic skills, and occupational skills
  6. Leadership Development Opportunities encourage responsibility, confidence, employability, self-determination, and other positive social behaviors
  7. Supportive Services enable an individual to participate in WIOA activities
  8. Adult Mentoring is a formal relationship between a youth and an adult mentor with structured activities where the mentor offers guidance, support, and encouragement
  9. Follow-up Services are provided following program exit to help ensure youth succeed in employment or education
  10. Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling provides individualized counseling to participants, including drug/alcohol and mental health counseling
  11. Financial Literacy Education provides youth with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve long-term financial stability
  12. Entrepreneurial Skills Training provides the basics of starting and operating a small business and develops entrepreneurial skills
  13. Services that Provide Labor Market Information offer employment and labor market information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations
  14. Postsecondary Preparation and Transition Activities help youth prepare for and transition to postsecondary education and training

CONTACT

WIOA Youth Program services are offered through the Workforce Solutions Alamo Career Centers in each county. Call the location nearest you for more information.

Toll free: (800)310-6117
Email: wioayouth@wsalamo.org

Walzem: 
210-582-1662

Marbach: 
210-582-1850

S. Flores: 
210-582-1789

Hillcrest: 
210-582-1515

E. Houston: 
210-581-0152

Hondo: 
830-426-8111

Seguin/New Braunfels:
830-629-2010 ext: 2610

Pleasanton/Floresville: 
830-569-4702 ext: 2201

TRAINING PROGRAMS & PROVIDERS

Automotive Service Technician

WSA Youth Services and Southern Careers Institute – North Campus has partnered up for an automotive apprenticeship program. Eligible youth will receive funding up to $7,500 for training. Youth participants must complete program eligibility process and meet income guidelines.

Participants of the apprenticeship will receive classroom instruction in the morning and will have an opportunity to do hands-on work for Group 1 Automotive at one of their sites: Freedom Chevrolet, Volkswagen-Alamo Heights and Mercedes Benz – Boerne. Students will be paid $8 per hour and earn badges for specific skill sets as they progress through different levels of training.

For additional information:

Toll free: (800) 310-6117
Email: wioayouth@wsalamo.org

Contact WSA Youth Services