Youth Programs

Kansas City & Vicinity WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD
Youth Career Training and Employment Programs
 
Project Name: TechHire
 
Provides job training and employment services for 2,000 clients in the following sectors: Information Technology, Healthcare, Business/Financial Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Warehouse/Logistics
 
Type I: Young adults between ages 17 – 29 unemployed & underemployed economically disadvantaged, with active barriers to training & employment; 75% of clients served in this project will be from this demographic  
 
Type II: Unemployed, dislocated, underemployed, and incumbent workers; 25% of clients served in this project will be from this demographic  
 
July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020
 
$5 Million - U.S. Department of Labor – State of Missouri
Project Name: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program
 
Provides job training and employment services to 159 clients in the Healthcare sector to residents in Clay, Cass, Ray, Platte, and Jackson Counties
 
Participants ages 18 & older, unemployed, underemployed, economically disadvantaged youth and adults pursuing jobs in Healthcare sector
 
July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2020
 
$6.5 Million -  U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Project Name: COMBAT
 
Provide career development, job training, and employment services to 30 at-risk youth in Jackson County, Missouri.
 
Young adults ages 18 – 24 who are out-of-school, non-violent offenders and/or ex-offenders, who are court involved & residents of Jackson County, Missouri
 
March 31, 2017 – December 31, 2017
 
$40,000 Jackson County, Missouri Tax
 Project Name: Summer Jobs League
 
Objective: Provides 180 meaningful employment opportunities to local youth at a wage of $8.50/hr
 
Eligibility: Young adults ages 17 – 24
 
Timeframe: July 1, 2017 – September 30, 2017
 
Budget/Funding Source: $897,963 State of Missouri – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Project Name: Hickman Mills Career Pathways Project
 
Objective: Provides career development, job training, and employment opportunities to 10 youth with major employers in the South KC Three Trails Industrial Complex
 
Eligibility: Hickman Mills High School Juniors and Seniors
 
Timeframe: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
 
Budget/Funding Source: $100,000 - Alternative Capital for Community Impact (Economic Development Corporation)
Project Name: Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA)
 
Objective: Provides young adults ages 17-24 with classroom training combined with on-the-job training and internships
 
Eligibility: Unemployed, underemployed, economically disadvantaged youth
 
Timeframe: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
 
Budget/Funding Source: $2,558,784 Missouri Department of Economic Development
Project Name: America’s Promise Grant
 
Objective: Provides career assessments, career development, job training, job placement services for 300 youth and adults participants pursuing H-1B occupations in Advanced Manufacturing, Business/Financial Services, Warehouse/Logistics, Information Technology and Healthcare.
 
Eligibility: Underemployed, unemployed youth and adults, dislocated workers
 
Timeframe: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2021
 
Budget/Funding Source: $1.2 Million – U.S. Department of Labor
 
 

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