Much Ado About WIOA Youth Eligibility (webcast)

Determining who is eligible to participate in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program involves multiple factors. Age, school status and barrier(s) to employment are only a few of the considerations.  

This session will help program staff better understand the array of requirements and how to apply them.

Start your new year off with the renewed confidence of clearly understanding WIOA Youth eligibility!

Key Takeaways
  • Definition and application of in-school and out-of-school status
  • When, if ever, income factors into eligibility
  • Definition and application of barriers, including how many are needed to qualify
  • Answers to frequently asked and new WIOA Youth eligibility questions

Who Should Attend
  • MWA Program staff
  • Managers
  • MIS
  • Planners


Date / Time

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
10:00 – 11:00 AM



$10 Members
$12 Nonmembers



Presented by

Chelsea Mates, Youth Services Specialist, Talent Investment Agency – Workforce Development

Chelsea serves as the recognized specialist for the WIOA Title I Youth program under the Workforce Development Agency (WDA), State of Michigan. Her responsibilities include the drafting of WIOA Youth specific guidance and grants, provision of related technical assistance, and the research, collection, analysis, and maintenance of WIOA Youth program data necessary to meet program reporting and evaluation requirements and goals of the WDA.

In addition, she serves as the State of Michigan WIOA Youth Liaison for both Region V of the United States Department of Labor and the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center Industry Council, as well as the recognized specialist for compliance assurance with the federally mandated WIOA participant file Data Validation and Comprehensive Programmatic Reviews of Michigan's 16 Michigan Works! Agencies.