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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – Youth ProgramFree Access

Serving : Alfalfa, Beaver, Blame, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Grant, Harper, Kay, Kingfisher, Major, Noble, Payne, Texas, Woods, Woodward Counties in Oklahoma

Enrollment Requirements

Program Focus

Out of School Youth

Ages 16 to 24 at enrollment, not attending any school with one or more of the following eligibility requirements:

  • A school Dropout
  • A youth who is school age, but has not attended school for at least one school quarter
  • A recipient of a secondary school diploma who is low income, and basic skills deficient, or an English language learner
  • An individual subject to the juvenile justice system
  • Homeless, runaway, or in foster care
  • Pregnant or Parenting
  • A youth with a disability
  • Low income individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education program or secure or hold employment

When Available

In School Youth
Ages 14 to 21 at enrollment, a low income individual attending school with one or more of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Basic Skills Deficient
  • An English language learner
  • Have a criminal record
  • Homeless, runaway, or in foster care
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • A youth with a disability
  • An individual who requires additional assistance to complete an education program or secure or hold employment

Develop Life Skills

Basic Educational Needs

—Gain skills so you can read, write, and complete basic math at a level that will help you to be successful in any career, and work towards a GED if you have not already received one.

Interests, Aptitudes, Abilities, and Values
—Find out what skills you already have mastered and areas where you could use a little extra support, what values are important to you? How can you use those values to help you excel in a career pathway?

Financial Literacy
—Learn how to create a budget and plan for the future. Gain basic banking skills, and learn about credit. If applicable, learn about student loans and grants for education.

Work Experience

Pre Employment Skills
—Develop a resume. Learn about cover letters and complete an application. Discover workplace expectations, gain an understanding of professionalism, and perfect interviewing skills to land your dream job.

Placement
—We use information gathered during the interview and intake process to place you at a work site where you can learn valuable career skills to use in the future. Get connected to the workforce in a pathway that matches your goals and values, and network with professionals in a field that sparks your interest.

Record Keeping and Soft Skills

—Learn about the importance of responsibility and accountability and showing up on time with the right attitude every day. Learn how to keep track of your time worked and learn about taxes withheld from your paycheck.

WIOA Focus
  • Increase basic skills including reading, math, and English
  • Assist out of school youth to obtain a High School Diploma or certificate through tutoring or placement back into an educational program
  • Assist youth with career skills, job searching techniques, and job placement in a work experience or permanent position
  • Provide life skills training to promote self sufficiency and self awareness
  • Assist youth to enter post secondary training or education

Our Mission: Our mission is to help you identify where you want to go in life and help you take the steps that will get you there.

Your Vision: All youth, particularly those out of school, acquire the skills and work experience to successfully transition into adulthood, careers, further education, or training.

Your Goals: We assist eligible youth to earn a high school diploma or GED, become employed, and work to achieve their future employment goals as they become contributing members of their communities.

Your Future: Your future is bright! We want to help you develop a dynamic plan that will support your efforts as you learn more about your talents and interests.

CDSA – Community Solutions
Ponca City Area
580-765-3372
Workforce Oklahoma
1201 W. Grand Ave.
Ponca City, OK 74601
Panhandle Area
580-338-8521
Workforce Oklahoma
225 N. Hwy 54 East
Guymon, OK 73942
Woodward Area
580-256-3308
Workforce Oklahoma
1117 11th St.
Woodward, OK 73801
Enid Area
580-242-6131
580-234-6043
Workforce Oklahoma
114 S. Independence
Enid, OK 73701
Stillwater Area
405-624-0939
Workforce Oklahoma
3006 E. 6th St.
Stillwater, OK 74075

CDSA is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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