Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
Youth Training Program

The OhioMeansJobs Center of Shelby County has training funds available through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to provide services to low-income youth, ages 14 - 21, who face barriers to employment.

Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services Workforce Investment Act WIA Youth Program

Service strategies, developed by the youth services provider, prepare youth for employment and/or post-secondary education through strong linkages between academic and occupational learning.

These strategies must incorporate one or more of the ten required WIA youth program elements. These elements are:

  • Tutoring, study skills & dropout prevention
  • Alternative Education
  • Summer employment when linked to academic and occupational learning
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences
  • Occupational skills training
  • Leadership Development
  • Supportive services (such as transportation, child care, work uniforms, tools, etc.)
  • Adult mentoring for 12 months
  • Follow-up services for 12 months
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling

The current youth provider for Shelby County is the Sidney Shelby County Opportunity School operated through the Shelby County Educational Service Center.

For more information on the WIA Youth Training Program, please call


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Shelby County Ohio Job Family Services WIA Youth Program


Employment Workshops

OhioMeansJobs Shelby County
offers free employment workshops.
Workshop participants have the
opportunity to improve their job
seeking skills to aid in finding a
new job or to brush up on skills
to retain a job once they are working.
Workshops are taught by instructors
from Upper Valley Career Center and

To register for a workshop, call
OhioMeansJobs Shelby County at
937-498-4981 Extension 2816


Resume Writing Workshop

March 26, April 9 & 23

May 14, June 11 & 25

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Interviewing Skills Workshop

April 11

May 9, June 13

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Job Search Skills Workshop

April 4

May 2, June 6

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Good Employee Skills Workshop

March 21, April 18

May 16, June 20

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Computer Basics Workshop

March 28, April 25

May 23, June 27

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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May 3, 2018

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Sidney High School will be holding a Career and College Fair at the high school located at 1215 Cambell Rd., Sidney, Ohio.

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ADDRESS 227 South Ohio Avenue
Sidney, Ohio 45365
PHONE 937-498-4981
FAX 937-498-7396
HOURS M, W, TH, F - 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesdays - 7:30 am - 6 pm