Training Opportunities for Youth (TOY)



Brief Project Description:

Project TOY is a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Services Program serving 200 eligible youth of Imperial County.  Services include all 14 mandatory WIOA Elements to eligible youth between the ages of 14-24 years of age.  Year-round services commence between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.  Both in-and out-of-school youth who meet the WIOA definition are eligible to receive educational, occupational, and leadership skills, in addition to guidance support and counseling.

Description of Services: 

Project TOY staff  provides intensive case management, and direct services and linkages to help youth improved their educational  level, gain workforce skills, and  improve their long-term labor market skills.  Eligible youth services will include: tutoring/study skills training; alternative secondary school offerings; paid/unpaid work experience; occupational skills; leadership development; supportive services; adult mentoring; comprehensive guidance and counseling; integrated education and training; financial literacy; entrepreneurship skills; labor market information; postsecondary preparation activities; and follow-up services.

Project goal(s):

Enroll 200 youth; place youth in employment and educational opportunities; help youth in the attainment of industry-recognized degrees or certificates; help youth increase their literacy and numeracy skills, and improve their long-term labor market skills.

Eligibility/Targeted participants: 

14-24 year-old low-income individuals and 16-24 year-old out of school youth.  Participants must apply at their local One-Stop Center (Americas Job Center of California).

Imperial County Workforce Development Board

Length of Funding:
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program (IVROP) received the grant award for fiscal year 2016-2017.

Contact Information:

687 W. State Street 
El Centro, CA 92243
(760) 482-2638

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