Young Adult

How We Help

The goal of OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County (OMJ|CC) Youth Services is to provide teens and young adults with every opportunity to meet their academic, post-secondary education and employment goals. OMJ|CC provides services through the Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Service />

Young Adult Resource Center (YRC)

In light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the physical YRC is closed. However, resources are still be offered virtually.

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Located at the OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, 1910 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115, the Young Adult Resource Center (YRC) is a drop-in center for teens and young adults ages 14 – 24. The YRC is open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can receive employment and career planning assistance, educational support, and referrals to year-round WIOA Youth Providers and other community partners for ongoing training, paid work experiences, employment placement assistance and case management. Specific services available at the YRC include:

  • Career exploration tools and resources
  • Digital Literacy Resources
  • Career Advice and Labor Market Information GED/HSE tutoring and practice tests
  • ACT WorkKeys Assessment Prep
  • Information about community resources and referrals
  • Computer Lab, Printer & for Internet
  • Workshops, including: Resume Writing, Interviewing, Workplace Success, Financial Literacy & Time Management.

YRC Workshops are available upon request for groups of 20 or less. Click here to learn more.

Click here for a flyer with a full list of services for in school and out of school youth.

If you are out-of-school, between the ages of 18 – 24, the YRC can also connect you to the following services:

  • Job Placement Help
  • Job Readiness & Vocational Training(s)
  • Paid Work Experiences
  • Career & Life Coaching
  • Goal Setting & Career Planning Help
  • Dropout Recovery & GED Services
  • Resources for Child Care, Transportation, Substance Use, Mental Health
    & no cost to you!

We have a team of staff who will meet with you one-on-one to identify what you are eligible for and what your interests and needs are and then provide you with a concrete next step in the form of a referral to a local provider.

Click here to learn more about Career Online High School orientation.

Drop in any time during our hours of operation to get connected to the services you need. For more information about our Young Adult Resource Center is available at (216) 777-8222.

Workforce Opportunity and Investment Act (WIOA) Youth Program

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Program provides year-round employment, academic, and training services to out-of-school youth between the ages of 16 and 24 and in-school youth between the ages of 14 and 21. The program targets youth with barriers to employment.

The WIOA Youth Program provides the following program elements:
  1. Tutoring, study skills, and dropout prevention
  2. Alternative education
  3. Paid and unpaid work experiences
  4. Occupational skills training
  5. Leadership development
  6. Supportive services (transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  7. Adult mentoring for 12 months
  8. Follow-up services for 12 months
  9. Comprehensive guidance and counseling
  10. Education offered concurrently with, and in the same context as, workforce preparation activities and training
  11. Financial literacy education
  12. Entrepreneurial skills training
  13. Provision of labor market information
  14. Activities that help youth prepare for and transition to post-secondary education and training.

Click the links below for a directory of 2019– 2020 WIOA Youth Service Providers
Out-of-School Youth Provider Directory In-School Youth Provider Directory 

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