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January 15, 2013

Youth Employment Program (YEP) Council

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) only requires the Youth Council (YC) to be established and to provide "advice" to the Workforce Investment Board on WIA related youth issues

The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. Available workforce development activities provided in local communities can benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. Youth Council develops the portions of the local plan relating to eligible youth activities; recommend eligible providers of youth activities to be awarded grants or contracts on a competitive basis by the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to carry out the youth activities, conduct oversight with respect to eligible providers of youth activities; coordinate authorized youth activities in San Benito County; and perform other duties as determined to be appropriate by the WIB Chair.

The YEP Council meets every other month on the third Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. at San Benito High School. Room 327 (Depening on Room Availability. Otherwise, we meet at Mars Hill). All meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held every other month (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov) on the 3rd Tuesday.

If you are interested in YEP Council membership, please complete check out our website to download the application.  Once the WIB approves membership, the application is then forwarded to the Board of Supervisors for official appointment.

In the interim, if you have any questions regarding WIB membership, please don’t hesitate to call: (831) 637-9293.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

  1. Current Vacancies:
    1. Out-of School Youth (2);
    2. In-School and Out-of-School Parent/Grandparent (2);
    3. Apprenticeship programs; This category will be filled if Council approves the submitted applications.
    4. Job Corp Representative; (none in SBC) Discussed was checking with California Conservation Corps to see if they are eligible to serve.

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