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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act youth program is based on strong linkages between academic and occupational learning, creating connections with employers, providing mentoring and leadership development opportunities. There are eligibility requirements that will be evaluated with individuals who may qualify for entry into the program between the ages of 18 to 24. Eligible youth may get assistance, such as work experience, career counseling, vocational training, and job search.

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beenhere Internships: We may be able to assist you with obtaining an internship. You’ll be placed with an employer for a certain number of hours and STEP will pay for your wages during that time. You obtain work experience in a job you are interested in and expand your job search network. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to show that employer the kind of worker you are and, depending on whether the employer has openings, you could be hired.

beenhere On-the-Job-Training (OJT): During your assisted job search an employer might determine that they would like to hire you, but the cost of training a new employee is expensive. STEP may be able to assist the employer by paying a portion of your wage during the training period. During this time, you are on the employer's payroll, and once training is over you will be a regular employee of that company.

beenhere GED Assistance: STEP offers a GED pretest to determine subjects that need to be improved upon, such as math, English, and writing skills. An on-site-tutor is available to assist with this process.
Work Permits
A Work Permit is required for youth under the age of 18. To obtain a permit, youth should contact the school that they are currently attending for a work permit request form. The school that the youth is attending will issue the work permit. Additional information may be found at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/DLSE-CL.htm, while a work permit request form is available at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/dlseformB1-1.pdf.
Labor Law for Youth

The Division of Labor Standards Enforcement's child labor law booklet contains comprehensive information about child labor laws, school attendance, wage, hour, and age requirements, restrictions, employer requirements, and work permits.

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