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Youth Programs

The Workforce Development Board (WDB) is committed to building futures for our youth. Many new jobs in today’s labor market require post-secondary training, although not necessarily a college education. Workers with a strong education and market-demanded work skills will thrive; those who do not will most likely be trapped in low-paying jobs with limited prospects for increasing their long-term potential and quality of life. 

Under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the WDB oversees the Youth Council which partners with schools and youth service providers. By developing strong youth employment and training programs and promoting action on issues influencing the success of young people, the Youth Council will help youth attain economic self-sufficiency and succeed in the future labor market.