Youth Outcomes

Our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources to serve youth are invested through the Career Connect Network, a system of 9 service providers managed by Worksystems with expertise in serving a diverse population of disconnected and low-income youth. Our investments prepare youth for college and career-ladder employment through degree or certificate attainment, work readiness training, career exploration and transition to post-secondary education.  

Results

In the rolling 4 quarters ending June 30, 2017:

  • 1,182 youth received workforce preparation services
  • 1,163 were placed in a paid work experience or internship
  • 81% were placed in post-secondary education or employment
  • 79% achieved a degree or certificate
  • 61% achieved at least a two grade level gain in literacy or numeracy

 

1,163 youth have been placed in a paid work experience or internship

 

Who We Served

Race/Ethnicity Youth Served Population
African American 19% 5%
Asian 8% 8%
Caucasian 50% 72%
Hawaiian Pacific Islander 2%

1%

American Indian or Alaskan 6% 1%
Hispanic or Latino 31% 18%
2 or More Races 15% 13%
Female 49% 50%
Male 51% 50%

 

Youth Profile

  • 97% were low income
  • 67% were kids of color (including Hispanics of white race)
  • 31% received public assistance
  • 73% had no high school diploma or GED
  • 8% were pregnant or parenting
  • 74% were out of school
  • 14% were homeless