Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program

The W.I.A. In-School Youth (ISY) and Out of School Youth (OSY) program assists eligible students, between the ages of 14 and 21, 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.

Summer Youth Work Experience 2012

Our clients must meet the eligibility requirements of the Workforce Investment 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 Investment 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.



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



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

Brunswick, Nottoway, and Mecklenburg Counties
Kent Faison, kent.faison
(434) 233-2692

Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Halifax
Suzanne Lawson,
(434 ) 222-0213

Cumberland, Prince Edward, Amelia, and Buckingham Counties
Bridgette White,
(804) 385-1375