All A B C D E F G H I J L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Acronyms

  • Youth Apprenticeship

    A program for youth (ages 16 to 24) currently enrolled in secondary education or pursuing a high school equivalency, including those with disabilities, that include, at minimum, the following:

    1. 450 hours of paid on-the-job training under the supervision of a mentor;
    2. At least two semesters of related instruction that ideally counts towards a high school and/or postsecondary credential but minimally leads to an Industry Credential;
    3. Ongoing and final assessment measuring success in mastering skill standards;
    4. Career exploration, where participants learn about several positions within the employer and the field;
    5. Wraparound supports (e.g., case management and counseling) and holistic upskilling (e.g., technical skills and soft skills); and
    6. Upon successful completion of the program, participants are supported to apply for one or more of the following: entry-level employment, admission to a Registered Apprenticeship or Non-Registered Apprenticeship program, or admission to other articulated postsecondary education options (including 2- and 4-year programs).
  • Youth Literacy and Numeracy Gains

    Of those out-of-school youth who are basic skills deficient, the number of youth participants who increase one or more educational functioning levels divided by the number of youth participants who have completed a year in the program (i.e., one year from the date of first youth program service) plus the number of youth participants who exit before completing a year in the program.

  • Youth Workforce Investment Activity
    means an activity described in section 129 that is carried out for eligible youth (or as described in section 129(a)(3)(A)).