Carl B. Forkner
One of the underserved segments of our population consists of teens and young adults who either do not aspire to or cannot afford college or university degrees. These are the future IT Technicians, office administrators, managers, and leaders who will lead America in a rapidly-approaching future.
A new program to help youth from 16-24 years of age gain the training, insight, and certifications they need to embark on successful careers has arrived!
The Maricopa County Arizona @ Work Youth Workforce Services is a program is designed to help out of school youth ages 16-24 return to education and/or find gainful employment that can provide a career and foster independence. This year-round program tailors training plans to each individual’s specific needs and goals. The program is funded through federal grants associated with the Workforce Incentive and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant program — this means that your training is paid for without taking a penny out of your pocket!
Here’s How it Works!
Eligibility for the Program
Youth who are in a number of different life situations are eligible for this training grant program. Eligible students meet with an advisor and together they develop a skills and training program tailored to your needs and career goals. If you are not attending school and meet one of the broad range of eligibility criteria, you’re in!
To be eligible, you need to meet one or more criteria, including:
* A school dropout
* HS diploma or GED, low-income, basic skills lacking or English Language Learner (ELL)
* Homeless or Runaway
* In foster care or aged out of foster care system
* Eligible for Social Security assistance
* Have a disability
* Subject to juvenile or adult justice system
* Pregnant or parenting
* and/or others…
You will need to have a photo ID that includes your date of birth, a Social Security card, proof that you fit one of the categories of criteria above, and Selective Service Registration (men age 18+).
We provide training across a number of skill areas that enable young adults to lay the foundation for future success!
Our programs align with many of the available services promoted by Arizona @ Work Youth Workforce Services, including:
* Occupational skills training
* Education as workforce preparation for specific occupations
* Entrepreneurial skills training
* Supportive services, including job placement assistance and training
* Activities to prepare for transition to higher education/certifications
* Leadership development
* Services on the labor market, employment statistics, and in-demand career positions in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
How to Apply for the Training Grant
Applying for the grant is easy! The first step is to contact the Dynamic Worldwide Training representative to receive your initial counseling and ensure that you have the necessary documentation and answer your initial questions about the program.
Our program representative is Mr. Rodger Brubacher. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 602.386.2045 or 866.399.8287, or by stopping by the Dynamic Worldwide Training Consultants training facility at 4500 S. Lakeshore Drive, Suite 600, Tempe, AZ 85282. When you come in for your initial visit, we will take you on a brief tour of the training facility so you can see where the beginning of your future will start!
Dynamic Worldwide Training Consultants proudly supports Arizona @ Work Youth and Adult Workforce Services!