Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

Elevate:  Skills for Jobs and Business Growth in Virginia



The W.I.O.A. Out of School Youth (OSY) program assists eligible students, between the ages of 14 and 24, in reaching the goal of high school graduation or obtaining the GED. We provide a variety of services to assist the student in making reasonable strides toward this goal. These services include tutoring, additional counseling, mentoring, transportation reimbursement, childcare assistance, career exploration, incentives and supply provisions as long as there is documented need for these services. The program provides a safety net to prevent any student from not obtaining their diploma or GED.


Group of students participating in the WIOA Summer 2014 program.
                    WIOA Summer 2014


Our clients must meet the eligibility requirements of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act. This includes meeting family income guidelines (receiving public assistance or having documented disability automatically meets this requirement) and documentation of one additional barrier. These barriers include parenting, pregnancy, homelessness, academic deficiencies (as verified through the TABE assessment), foster placement, previous legal problems, retention, or a documented need for assistance to prevent early exit from school.

We can assist a client with work experience, obtaining a GED, completing high school, gaining work readiness, leadership development, mentoring, tutoring, supportive services (childcare, transportation reimbursement, etc.).

 NOTE: The funding for this program is provided by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act through the South Central Workforce Investment Board. The contract for the youth programs has been awarded to Southside Virginia Community College, which provides the direction and coordination of the youth services.

Picture of Participants in Gaming Camp 2014
Gaming Camp 2014

A picture of a participant working at Welding Camp 2014
Welding Camp 2014



Equal Opportunity Employer/Program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.



Christin Jackson,
Coordinator of WIOA Adult and Youth Program
(434) 542-5871                                                                            

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act


Jessica Penick,
WIOA Case Manager for Charlotte, Lunenburg and Halifax Counties
(434 ) 222-0213

Monica McMillan,
WIOA Case Manager for Brunswick, Mecklenburg and Nottoway Counties
(434) 955-2252 (office)
(434) 532-2644 (mobile)

Wanda Vaughan,
WIOA Follow-Up Case Manager
(434) 736-2111



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