WIOA Youth Program

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What is the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Services Program?

It is a program designed for out-of-school youth ages 16 -24 years old. This program offers career development programs and services that lead to training and employment for youth in Caddo Parish. The program is operated locally by local workforce development boards. The program is not operated by the school board.

How do we help?

Workforce Youth Program provides the following services:

  • Assessment to determine skills, interests and abilities
  • Individual Service Strategy outlining short and long term goals
  • Opportunity to gain work experience
  • Preparation for post-secondary educational opportunities
  • Work/Career Readiness Training

Who should apply?

Youth ages 16 - 24 years old who both WANT and NEED to make a positive change in their lives and need help to find the RIGHT opportunities to make it happen.

Benefits of Participating

BE EMPOWERED - get knowledge, resources and skills essential for a successful career:  enroll in classes to earn HISET/high school equivalency.

GET TRAINING - enroll in training that lead to employment in your chosen career path; get tuition and/or book assistance while in training.

GET EMPLOYED - assistance with getting a sustainable job that can lead to a prosperous career.

GET INSPIRED - mentors in the field of interest.

Contact Penny Butler, Liaison, at (318) 673-7567 for more information.

For more information regarding the WIOA Youth Program, click here.

Summer Youth Employment Training Program


The City of Shreveport’s Department of Community Development, Summer Youth Employment Training Program is now accepting applications for youth ages 17-21 who are interested in a six weeks summer job June 4, 2018 through July 13, 2018. Participants will earn $7.25 x 20 hours weekly.


Applications are being accepted April 23rd until May 7th. Applications must be completed and submitted to Caddo Career Solution Center at 2121 Fairfield Ave., Suite 100, by 12:00 noon May 7, 2018. Applications will not be considered on a first-come, first-served basis this year. Applicants will be selected based on an interview process to be conducted after May 7, 2018.


Participants must be available for work for the full program, from June 4 through July 13th.

For more information, contact Penny Butler, at (318) 673-7567.

Summer Youth Application, click here.