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SEMCA’s WIOA Youth Program:

SEMCA recognizes the importance the next generation of talent plays in the local economy, and our youth programs are designed to help young people prepare for a successful future. SEMCA’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides career exploration and guidance, continued support for educational attainment, opportunities for skills training in high-demand industries and occupations, and culminates with a good job along a career pathway or enrollment in post-secondary education.

SEMCA’s WIOA Youth Program services 14-24 year olds in out-Wayne and Monroe Counties. Youth Program offices are located in the cities of Dearborn, Highland Park, Livonia, Monroe, Southgate and Wayne.

Our WIOA Youth Program provides:

  • Career exploration activities, including Talent Tours to visit employers in high-demand industries and occupations

  • Labor market information and activities that help youth prepare for, and transition to, post-secondary education and training

  • Tutoring, study skills training, alternative secondary school offerings, dropout recovery services

  • Paid and unpaid work experiences, including internships, job shadowing, and summer employment opportunities

  • Occupational skills training

  • Leadership development opportunities

  • Supportive services, adult mentoring, follow-up services

  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling

  • Financial literacy education

  • Entrepreneurial skills training

  • Community service projects

  • And much more


Wondering if our youth program is right for you?

Click on the link for eligibility for in-school and out-of-school youth ages 14-24: Youth Eligibility Criteria