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WIOA Youth Program

RMCEP provides a year-round comprehensive set of services for youth who are aged 14 – 21, meet income guidelines, and have one or more barriers to employment success.  The goal of this program is to work closely with each youth to provide effective learning environments linking education and employment as we guide them through career exploration, the development of a career plan, and leadership opportunities.

Elements of the WIOA Youth Plan include:

  • Comprehensive career-related guidance and planning;
  • Employment opportunities linked to academic and occupational learning;
  • Paid and unpaid work experience;
  • Occupational skills training;
  • Alternative secondary school options to complete high school;
  • Tutoring, study skills training, instruction leading to secondary school completion, including dropout prevention strategies;
  • Leadership development opportunities;
  • Mentoring;
  • Supportive services (financial assistance with certain costs related to gaining employment or completing an educational goal);
  • Follow-up services

I work full time now, feel great about myself and setting a good example for my kids.  Staff helped me make a plan for my son who is disabled.  They made me feel like they really cared about what they were doing. ~ AN

Re-Employment presented many unforeseen challenges for me.  Rural Minnesota CEP provided much needed, and greatly appreciated support.  Thank You. ~ MM

I love my RN job & couldn't have gotten here without the help of CEP!  Thank You! ~ CR

Thank you!  Without the help from CEP I would not be financially independent ~ RK

This program was awesome and helped me get started in my nursing career, when I was unable to afford it.  Thank you so much! ~ SH

I know if it wasn't for Rural Mn CEP I would not be in the positive situation that they helped me get to in my life.  I  am so grateful!  Thank you Rural Mn CEP! ~ TC