Local Workforce Innovation Area 23 would like to announce that a considerable amount of funding is still available in the WIOA Young Adult Services Program.  If you are a young adult aged 16-24 and looking for supportive services including tuition assistance and/or paid work experience or you are a business who would be interested in serving as a youth employment site please contact us today.


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides a Youth Training and Education Program that offers the following services:

  • Paid work experience!!
  • Tuition assistance for occupational training in an approved program
  • Job search assistance
  • Resume development
  • Leadership skills
  • Job readiness training
  • Supportive services such as transportation, childcare, tools, uniforms, etc.

The program’s objective is that each participant will achieve high school diploma attainment, increase basic reading and math skills, create a marketable resume, and secure employment or attend post-secondary education/training while enrolled in the program.

Participants must reside in one of these Illinois counties: Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Moultrie or Richland.

For more information contact, CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation at cefs@cefseoc.org or 217-347-2102.

Online applications are available at https://www.cefseoc.org/wioa-online-application

Visit www.lwa23.net to learn more about other WIOA Programs.