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 September 30, 2016:

  • 1,223 youth completed college and career readiness training
  • 66% achieved a degree or certificate
  • 64% achieved at least a two grade level gain in literacy or numeracy
  • 79% were placed in college or employment; Of those employed, 88% were still employed 6 months later
  • 1,034 were placed in a paid work experience or internship

 

1,034 youth have been placed in a paid work experience or internship

 

Who We Served

Race/Ethnicity Youth Served Population
African American 22% 5%
Asian 8% 8%
Caucasian 49% 72%
Hawaiian Pacific Islander 2%

1%

American Indian or Alaskan 5% 1%
Hispanic or Latino 31% 18%
2 or More Races 14% 13%
Female 48% 50%
Male 52% 50%

 

Youth Profile

  • 100% were low income
  • 68% were kids of color (including Hispanics of white race)
  • 36% received public assistance
  • 54% had no high school diploma or GED
  • 7% were pregnant or parenting
  • 61% were out of school
  • 14% were homeless