Steepletown Workforce Development Program Focus Areas:
GED Preparation & High School Diploma
in partnership with Sparta Adult Education
Talent Tours are provided to get a first-hand look at in-demand employment industries of West Michigan.
ONET Interest Profiler helps direct participants towards career paths based on their work-relevant interests and values and the characteristics of specific occupations.
Paid Work Experiences
Paid work experiences are offered to youth participants interested in gaining a deeper insight and understanding of employment opportunities related to their long-term career goals.
ITA Scholarships (Individual Training Account)
WIOA youth can access an ITA scholarship when they need a credential, skill upgrading, or classroom training directly related to employment that leads to an industry recognized, high demand certificate/certification
Immediate on-the-job employment training for young men of color (18-24), who are low-income and face barriers to employment
Career Coaching & Planning
WorkReady Training provides 9 modules of work readiness skills to develop and practice
EPIC Empowerment toolkits provide youth the opportunity to build and practice self-awareness and self-management skills
Transition Activities are constructed throughout participation in WIOA services, and a Career Pathway plan is frequently revisited to demonstrate how the youth is tracking towards their career goal and preparing for post-secondary opportunities.
Labor market information on the Hot Jobs! List is shared with youth during intake and throughout their Career Planning
Work 1-on-1, alongside a Workforce Development Case Manager to reduce barriers to employment
Support Services are provided to reduce financial barriers to gaining or maintaining employment and/or training
Provides referrals for comprehensive guidance and counseling to participants to the community mental health agency of Kent County, or other necessary provider
Follow-up Services are available for up to one year after completing goals.
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