Left to Right: Beckman Mill (Beloit), House on the Rock (Spring Green) & Grange Mall (Evansville) Left to Right: Boscobel Heritage Museum, Grant County Court House, Don Q Inn in Dodgeville Left to Right: Beloit Snappers, Brodhead Historical Museum, Zonta Park & Municipal Building in Beloit Left to Right: Badger Mine & Museum in Shullsburg, Ten Eyck Apple Barn in Brodhead, Milton House in Milton Left to Right: Old Water Tower in Clinton, Riverside Park in Beloit, Thresheree in Edgerton Left to Right: Lake Montesian in Monticello, Cassville Ferry, The Point in Potosi

Youth Services

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides assistance to young adults ages 14 to 24 with employment-related training and other services in order to achieve future career success. Youth services include a core set of employment and training programs for economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth. SWWDB can help a young person who is:

  • A high school dropout by providing alternative education.

  • A graduate seeking to enter the job market by offering occupational skill training.

  • A current job holder through short-term career pathway and job-related computer skills classes.

To qualify for participation, a person must meet the general eligibility requirements of:

  • Between the ages of 14-24.

  • A U.S. citizen or registered alien.

  • A resident of a low-income household (as required).

AND, have at least one of the following barriers to employment:

  • Deficient in basic literacy skills.

  • A school dropout.

  • Homeless, a runaway, or a foster child.

  • Pregnant or a parent.

  • An offender.

  • Deficient in employability skills.

  • English Language Learner.

Services Available

  • Tutoring and study skills training.

  • Alternative schools services: diploma or GED.

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including summer employment, internships and job shadowing.

  • Occupational skills training.

  • Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupational cluster.

  • Leadership development.

  • Supportive services.

  • Adult mentoring.

  • Follow-up services.

  • Guidance and counseling for:

    • Drugs

    • Alcohol

    • Mental Health

    • Other

  • Financial literacy education.

  • Entrepreneurial skills training.

  • Labor market and employment information.

  • Preparation activities for post-secondary education and training.

If a young person meets the eligibility requirements outlined, he/she may be eligible to participate in the WIOA Youth Program. For more information contact your local Job Center.

If you have a complaint, please contact the SWWDB Complaint Coordinator.

Jimmy Watson
SWWDB Complaint Coordinator
1717 Center Ave.
Suite 900
Janesville, WI 53546
608-314-3300 Ext. 309

Complaints are normally dealt with within one week of receiving them.

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