Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Options for Youth, Acton - Fontana 1 is proud to be a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Exclusive Partner. We provide all instruction in a workforce context offering students the opportunity to prepare for their college and career goals prior to graduation. Students can take advantage of internships, work experience, job placement, and family wrap around services. Our curriculum is embedded with materials and activities that strengthen students soft skills and workforce development. All students have the opportunity to work closely with our WIOA partner organizations. In addition, we offer 12 months of mentoring and follow-up services once a student leaves our program. Ensuring students leave prepared to enter the workplace is our number one priority.
CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) CLASSES
We offer CTE courses to help prepare students for post-secondary careers. Our career and technical education courses includes hands-on-work exprience with professional instructors, job training, skill-building, and more!
Courses offered in our region:
- Health Science-Certified Nursing Assisant (CNA)*
- Information Technology (IT)**
*Upon completion, student can receive CNA certification to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
**Upon completion, student can receive A+ certification to work as an IT Support Technician.
As a WIOA School, our students can choose from one of our six career paths. Some of the benefits to having our students choose a career path includes: exposure to career events and workshops, soft-skills development, networking opportunities, internships and much more. These events provide valuable workforce experience for our students.
Dual enrollment allows students the option to take community college courses while simultaneously attending our school. Students have the opportunity to experience the college setting and earn college level credit which also counts towards high school graduation. College classes are offered at no cost to our students. Options For Youth has exclusive spots reserved just for our students and are offered college guidance with their own mentor. Meet with our School Counselor for more information!
WIOA EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIPS
As a WIOA School, we have an exclusive partnerships with Goodwill Industries Inc. and Pathways Management Group (PMG). Through our referral process, students can be eligible for additional employment opportunities, career technical education and training, additional wrap around services and resources.
MEET YOUR CAREER PATHWAYS COORDINATOR
Call or text: 909-368-3503
- Connect with local resources
- Discuss your future career goals through individualized meetings
- Learn about career workshops, job fairs, internships and local hiring events
- Resume and cover letter building
- Certification and networking opportunities