WIA Youth Services at the Fairbanks Job Center

Presented by Missy Lizotte, Career Development Specialist III
Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Employment Security Division
Career Support & Training Services
October 29, 2012
Who do we serve?
 Youth between the ages of 14-21 who are:
 Low Income AND
 Possess one or more of the following barriers to
Literacy skills deficiency
Homeless, runaway or a foster child
Pregnant or parenting
An offender
Requires additional assistance to complete an educational
program or to secure and hold employment
Recruitment/Coordination of
 In-School
 Interior School Districts
Special Education Teachers
Guidance Counselors
Youth First Career Guides/Coordinators
Recruitment/Coordination of
 Out-of-School
 Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)
 Office of Children’s Services (OCS)
 Work Services (DOL)
 Employment Services (DOL)
 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
 Access Alaska
 Tanana Chiefs Conference Youth Employment Services
 Fairbanks Counseling and Adoption
 University of Alaska – Career & Technical College (CTC)
FJC Vocational Counselors
Tammi Burns
Rene Nordin
Quality Assessment
 Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
 Career 101/Work Keys
 Self Directed Search (SDS)
 Career Assessment Inventory (CAI)
 O-Net on-line career assessment
Vocational Counseling
 Transcript/Accuplacer evaluation
 Career exploration/Labor Market Information (LMI)
 Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)
 O-Net
 DOL Trends Magazine
 Education/Training/Financial Aid research &
 Job search skills & strategy development
Case Management
Julie Donahue
Case Management
 Linkages to resources
 Barrier resolution
 Budgeting
 Basic skills/occupational skills training
 Supportive services
 Mentoring
 Follow-up services/activities
Success Stories
Success Stories
Success Stories

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