PA CareerLink® Lackawanna County

WIOA Youth Program

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Guiding Young Adults through their Career Exploration and Job Search Journey


About WIOA


The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) was created to help strengthen the skills of our nation’s workforce. The program provides access to relevant career training specifically tailored to our local job market, ensuring that there is a job waiting for you upon completion of the program.


WIOA Services


Through WIOA you have access to a variety of individualized services to help overcome your employment barriers. Eligible young adults can receive occupational skills training, paid work experience to build your resume, GED Remediation and support, interview and resume help, as well as recommendations and referrals to open job positions. Upon completion of the WIOA Program, you will have a job with a family sustaining wage in an industry of your choice.


Getting Started


You must be eligible to participate in the WIOA Young Adult program. Eligibility requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Being a Lackawanna County Resident between the ages of 17 to 24 AND…

    • Being an Out-of-School Youth (not attending any school), AND 1 or more of the following…

      • High school Dropout

      • Not attending school in the last calendar year

      • Individual subject to the juvenile justice system

      • Homeless

      • Runaway

      • In foster care or aged out of the foster care system

      • Out-of-home placement

      • Pregnant or parenting individual

      • Individual with a disability

  • Being a High School Graduate that is Basic Skills Deficient and/or an English Language Learner, AND…

    • Requires assistance to enter or complete an educational program, OR…

    • Requires assistance to secure or hold employment

Please note that you must provide all required documentation before verifying your eligibility for the WIOA Youth Program.

Interested in learning more about about WIOA? You can…

1.) Download this form, fill it out, and bring it in to our office for your Eligibility Intake, or…

2.) You may contact Karen Masters at (570) 344-7106 to schedule an appointment, or…

3.) Click on the “Open Form” button below, fill it out, and submit it. Then, a WIOA staff member will contact you within 5 business days regarding your WIOA Eligibility.