Investing in Our Future Workforce
The Lane Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) youth/young adult services are provided through contracts with Lane County school districts, non-profit agencies, and public entities. The programs help youth/young adults (ages 14-24 years) to gain work readiness, academic, and occupations skills to increase their success as they transition from school to additional education or work.
Current providers of WIOA youth services in Lane County include: Connected Lane County and Lane County Youth Services.
Connected Lane County
Connected Lane County provides WIOA services to youth/young adults in the following areas: South Lane and surrounding areas (Cottage Grove, Creswell, Lowell, Oakridge, and Pleasant Hill), coastal region (Florence and Mapleton), Springfield School District, Eugene 4J School District, Bethel School District, Marcola, and Looking Glass Community Services. Connected Lane County offers the 14 WIOA program elements to all eligible participants to include multiple/customized educational pathways toward educational certification attainment, post-secondary education, training, job experience, internships, and employment. Their programming approach is focused on creating supported employment pathways with two main connections: 1) course work designed to provide a financial foundation and career readiness skills; 2) pathway experiences that include job shadows, paid internships, and employment placements with a supported adult.