Are you where you want to be?
If not, we can help.
If you're 16-21 years old, a Catawba OneStop Center can put you on the road to a better future.
As part of the Catawba Regional Workforce Investment Board (WIB), operating under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), our OneStop Centers have all the tools, resources, and opportunities you need.
The Youth Programs offered by the Catawba Regional Workforce Investment Board contain the following program elements:
Using WorkKeys, experienced counselors can assess your skills and match your talents with rewarding job opportunities. If your skill levels are not where they need to be, coaching and skill building exercises will be available to improve your skill sets. We can even help you gain valuable on-the-job work experience.
No matter what your situation, our OneStop Centers have programs and services specifically designed to help you achieve your goals.
The following are the youth programs offered:
Communities in Schools of Lancaster County - Academic and Vocational Training (Youth Build) for Out-of-School Youth
Contact Person: Max Melton - Phone: (803) 285-2311 - E-Mail: email@example.com
The purpose of this program is to offer a case management program model to provide academic services and employment skills training to out of school youth in Lancaster County. The program will provide an integrated academic and vocational training curriculum with the combined goal of obtaining a high school diploma or GED and certification in the construction field. The first two weeks of the program concentrate on group activities for team-building, life skills and mental toughness as well as providing assessment and treatment for identified needs. The participants then alternate between classroom work and the worksite. Through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, participants will be provided job training by allowing them to construct houses under the supervision of skilled craftsmen. Tutoring assistance will be provided weekly to all participants both in the classroom and at the construction site. Academic instruction is integrated on the job site with applications in every area of housing construction. The participants will receive training allowances for their on-site training which is the equivalent of minimum wage. However, their pay is subject to weekly evaluations of workplace attitudes, demonstrated values and job performance.
The Grantee will also recruit local businesses to offer apprenticeships for participants. Participants will participate in a service learning project each semester. The project will be organized by the participants and will benefit the community at large.
Carolina Community Actions, Inc. - Out of School Youth Program
Contact Person: Mary Reid - Phone: (803) 329-5195 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this program is to provide a flexible participant-centered approach to meet the employment and training needs of program participants. The program begins with the assessment of needs, interests and aptitudes of the participants, followed by the arrangement of the necessary activities to make the participant employable for a particular occupation. The program activities will include classroom training in preparation for a GED and college interview techniques when the participant is interested in post secondary training. Other activities include pre-employment skills training, occupational skills training, and on-the-job training. The case manager will work with the participant to develop the Individual Service Plan which sets forth the employment and training goals for the participant and describes training and services to be provided to meet the these goals.
York Technical College-Out-of-School Youth Services
Contact Person: Diala Curbeam - Phone: (803) 981-7286 - Email: email@example.com
Grantee will provide intensive services for youth (17-21) in Chester, Lancaster, and York Counties. The goal of the program is to assist older youth in achieving academic and employment success.
The services include:
1) an objective assessment of the academic skills, skill levels and service needs of participants;
2) services strategies to assist each participant in identifying their employment goals;
3) opportunities for employment and training services;
4) life skills training and mentoring services;
5) case management in providing academic and employment and training services;
6) short-term, specialized and occupational skills training opportunities;
7) continued supportive services while registered in training;
8) a local system of cooperation and coordination of services with other agencies;
9) incentives on recognition and achievement.
10) follow-up services for twelve months;
The Grantee has entered a partnership with the National Home Builders Association (NHBA) and the Home Builders Institute (HBI) to provide potential training and employment opportunities in the construction trades for qualified older youth in the program. The program will provide services to encourage potential program participants to enter career fields according to their assessment results, strengths and interests and to provide career counseling.
York Success Academy-York School District One
Contact persons: Lisa Spangler firstname.lastname@example.org - (803)684-9916
Sharon Street email@example.com - (803)684-2381
Success Academy serves 16-21 year olds in York School District One who are out of school and are at risk for academic failure to complete their educations while exploring career opportunities and gaining the job-readiness skills they need to find, and keep, good jobs. Participants learn how to write competitive resumes. They also participate in job shadowing, internships, and specialized training classes while working to earn credits needed to earn a high school diploma or GED.
During the school year, WIA students will have the opportunity to:
- Tour York Tech’s campus
- Interview professionals in their career area of interest
- Earn WIN for Work Keys certificates to demonstrate job readiness
- Participate in SCOIS and KUDER testing to learn about their individual career interest profiles
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce - Certification of Eligibility
ELIGIBILITY DETERMINATION AND FOR WIA
The Grantee shall provide eligibility determination and certification services for Youth. The eligibility determination and certification process shall be conducted in accordance with procedures and guidelines established by the AE and criteria set forth in the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), as well as criteria established by the Workforce Investment Act.