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Application Process

Welcome to the YCS365 Application Process.

This process consists of seven (7) steps that must be completed and submitted.

  1. WIOA Youth Program Eligibility Application
    • Complete and submit your application at this website. The application is not considered complete until all source documents are received.
      • The Job Bank computer lab is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for access to free computer and internet.
    • If you participated in 2017 or 2018, you do NOT need to apply again. Call us at (937) 224-1482 immediately.
  2. Submission of Source Documents
    • The table of source documents can be found here. These documents are required to verify eligibility. Your application is not considered complete until all documents are received.
    • All required documents must be received in Youth Career Services within 3 business days of application.
    • Failure to submit Source Documents by this deadline will result in your application being delayed.
    • Document may be:
      • Submitted to YCS365DOCS@mcohio.org (Note: the phrase “Source Documents” and the Intern's last name, first name, and middle intial needs to be in the subject line of the email) OR
      • Dropped off at the Youth Career Services Office (1111 So. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., Suite 1171)
  3. Register with the OhioMeansJobs website. This should be done prior to the scheduled comprehensive assessment and IOP session. There is a link below for your convenience to register. Bring your e-mail address used to create your profile with you to the session.

    Click here to register with OMJ
  4. Eligibility is based on the submitted documents. The requirements are:
    • Age 14-18
    • Resident of Montgomery County
    • Enrolled as a full-time student in a Montgomery County school district
    • Have a household income below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guideline or live in a low-income area (all youth are encouraged to apply regardless of income, as additional funding is available)
    • You will be notified via e-mail of your eligibility status
  5. Assessments
    • Basic Skills: Each youth determined to be eligible for YCS365 will be given the TABE (a math and reading assessment) to measure skill level as well as skills-related gains. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in the assessment process, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities. The youth will be scheduled for the assessment when notified of eligibility.
    • All youth accompanied by parent or guardian will complete a Comprehensive Assessment - Secondary School, which includes, but is not limited to, a review of the following:
      1. Occupational skills
      2. Prior work experience
      3. Employability
      4. Interests
      5. Aptitudes
      6. Supportive service needs
      7. Developmental needs
    • An individual service strategy is a strategy to serve the individual's needs based on the results of the comprehensive assessment which includes:
      1. Identification of the participant's career pathway that includes employment and educational goals
      2. Identification of services necessary for the participant to achieve goals and objectives
      3. Assignment to activities based on the service(s) needed
      4. Development of an individual opportunity plan (IOP)
    • The IOP documents the individual service strategy and is mutually developed, implemented and revised to include:
      1. A set of employment, education, and personal development goals
      2. Service objectives and a service plan of action needed to achieve the identified goals
      3. To document services provided and results.
  6. Youth participating in work experience programs will be scheduled for their Placement Session to select the location of their work site. The type of work performed should be in line with the career goals identified in the comprehensive assessment and IOP. Prior to the first day of work, youth will complete job readiness training. The dates, times, location and session are based on age and previous work experience. Additional activities may be required based on individual assessments and desired work locations. Youth are to provide a copy of the completed Work Permit at or before their scheduled Placement Session.
  7. Comply with all Montgomery County Youth Career Services Terms and Conditions.