Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Youth Grant (WIOA)
AVTEC is proud to be a long-time grantee for the federally funded WIOA Youth Grant, a partnership which supports eligible youth to enter and complete training at AVTEC, overcome barriers to employment, and enter Alaska’s workforce in careers with competitive wages and advancement opportunities.
AVTEC’s on-site WIOA youth grant program coordinator works directly with eligible participants on a needs assessment and service strategy that can pay for tuition, tools, housing, transportation, and other support service costs necessary for training and employment success. The program also supports participants with comprehensive support services including on-campus paid work experience opportunities, follow-up services, guidance and mentoring, and financial literacy education. The youth grant benefits everyone training at AVTEC as programs designed with WIOA in mind are often made available to other AVTEC students.
Who Qualifies/How to Apply
Current or prospective AVTEC students under the age of 25 who face barriers to employment may qualify for this program. Individuals may apply for the WIOA grant at any point before or during their training by contacting Shannon Ryan, the onsite WIOA Program Coordinator at (907) 224-6173.
This project is federally funded at 55% & non-federally funded at 45%.