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Workforce Investment Act Title I-B Youth Program

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Youth Program prepares youth for academic and employment success. To receive services, youth must be 14 through 21 years old, low income, and meet other criteria such as needing assistance to complete an educational program or secure and hold employment. The state Employment Security Department administers the program at the state level. Twelve regional Workforce Development Councils oversee WIA activities in local areas. Local youth councils assist with the program.

State Core Indicator Results

Employment or Higher Education- Percentage of participants who were employed, as reported to the Employment Security Department, third quarter after leaving program or in higher education.*

58%

Earnings - Median annualized earnings six to nine months after leaving the program. (Quarterly earnings are the result of hourly wage rates and the number of hours worked in a calendar quarter. Toderive annualized earnings, quarterly earnings are multiplied by four.)

$10,365

Skills - Percentage of participants who obtained an appropriate credential. (Percentage based on all participants, including those who did not receive training through the program.)

62%

Participant Satisfaction - Percentage of participants, including non-completers, who reported satisfaction with the program, as evidenced by survey responses six to nine months after leaving the program.

96%

Employer Satisfaction - WIA participants in general, including Adults, Youth and Dislocated Workers (A separate survey for each WIA program was not conducted because the sample size would be too small.)

93%

Net Employment Impact - Difference between the employment rate for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

4.3 percentage points

Net Earnings Impact - Difference between the average annualized earnings for all participants and the control group of non-participants, measured nine to 12 quarters after leaving the program.

$1,884

Participant Return on Public Investment - The ratio of the present values of additional lifetime participant earnings and employee benefits to public costs of the program.  Additional lifetime participant earnings and benefits are additional earnings and employee benefits received (minus participant program costs, taxes on added income, and any loss in unemployment insurance benefits), when compared to the non-participant control group.

$6 to 1

Taxpayer Return on Investment - The ratio of the present values of projected additional lifetime taxes paid by the participant (plus any decrease in unemployment insurance benefits), in comparison to the public costs of the program.  Additional taxes are those additional taxes projected to be paid in comparison to the taxes projected to be paid by the non-participant control group.  Change in unemployment insurance benefits is the change in benefits paid to participants compared to the non-participant control group. 

No Significant Positive Impact

* Includes some out-of-state employment data but not all of it and does not include data on self-employment.

Employment & Earning Indicators Over Time

Employment/ Higher Education Rate - Percent of WIA Youth Participants with Reported Employment or Enrolled in Higher Education in Third Quarter after Exiting Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings - Median Annualized Earnings of Participants Not in High School or Higher Education in Third Quarter after Exiting Program (First Quarter 2009 dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed study results for this program, go to WIA Youth Full Report.

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