Federal law now requires that at a minimum 75% of available state-wide and local are funds be spent on workforce investment services for out-of-school youth. Federal law also expands and improves eligibility for youth services. Title I now reflects the full range of “opportunity youth” from 16 to 24.
The Alternative Accountability Policy Forum will include workshops on WIOA and new opportunities for schools serving opportunity youth. Now’s the time to fully understand WIOA provisions as the Department prepares to develop implementing regulations.
Experts available at the Policy Forum include CLASP's Senior Policy Analyst Kisha Bird; Opportunity Nation’s Director of Government Affairs Melanie Anderson; and the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy Jessica Cardichon.
All of these experts worked with Congress on the development of WIOA and will provide an insider’s view of it provisions and potential.
View the CLASP report, "New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth and Adults: Key Provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)."