- Is a program that serves both In-School and Out-of-School youth
- Is not an entitlement program
- Is an “income based eligibility” program
- To assist youth, who face serious barriers, to successfully transition to self-sufficient adulthood by improving work readiness skills and basic skills. Youth are then better prepared to enter, and stay in, the workforce (having a job that pays more than minimum wage), obtain a high school diploma or GED, and enter higher education (college or adult education classes), or advanced training (military or trade school).
- To provide linkage and referral to all eligible youth ages 14 – 21.
10 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Elements
Eligible youth, who enroll in the program, may be able to participate in some of the following services. Each Individual Service Plan is unique to an individual youth’s needs, and is completed 1 on 1 with a Transitions Coordinator.
Transitions in cooperation with sponsoring worksites provides:
- Paid and unpaid work experience
- Summer employment opportunity that links employment with academic and occupational skills.
Both of these are designed to assist youth with work readiness skills and are temporary.
Transitions also provides:
- Leadership development opportunities
- Supportive services
- Adult mentoring
- Follow-up services for at least one year after youth exits from the program.
Transitions also assists in linking youth with the following services:
- Tutoring, study skills, and drop-out prevention strategies
- Alternative Secondary School Services and GED classes for youth who have dropped out of school
- Occupational Skills Training
- Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling
For more information, and to determine eligibility for Transitions programs, please contact Jeff Styer at Tri-County Educational Services Center at (330) 345-6771 ext 276.
School & Community Task Force
Seeking 9-12 volunteers willing to work on a county-wide effort to promote and support the value of public education as a means to increase the publics interest in the future of education in Wayne County separate from levy and political campaigns.
Volunteers should be action oriented, have and interest in education, have proven leadership within the community and have knowledge or skills with school policy, data acquisition systems, grant writing, corporate business, foundations, investment and community service.
Interested individuals may contact Jeff Styer at (330) 345-6771 ext. 276 or Robert Smedley at (330) 264-2527.