The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) at the U.S. Department of Labor has developed lists of technical assistance resources to help state and local workforce leaders, youth program practitioners, stakeholders and partners get prepared to successfully implement a high-quality summer youth employment programs. This page provides tools youth Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program Elements which focus on engaging youth in the world or work.  

  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experiences  are planned, structured learning experience that takes place in a workplace for a limited period of time and provides youth with opportunities for career exploration and skill development.  
  • Financial Literacy provides youth with the knowledge and skills they need to achieve long-term financial stability and is critical to their success as a working adult whether they are working in the summer or throughout the year. 
  • Occupational Skills Training  provides vocational skills that lead to proficiency in performing actual tasks and technical functions required by certain occupational fields at entry, intermediate, or advanced levels.