Welcome to the YouthWorks Application Process

This process consists of four (4) steps that must be completed and submitted.

  1. WIOA Youth Program Eligibility Application
    • Complete and submit your application. The application is not considered complete until all source documents are received.
      • The Job Bank & Youth Resource Center Computer Labs are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., for access to free computer and internet.
    • If you participated in 2017 or later, you may not need to apply again. Call us at (937) 224-1482 immediately.
  2. Submission of Source Documents
    • Required documents are: birth certificate, social security card, proof of income, and most recent report card.
    • The required documents must be received in Youth Career Services within 5 business days of application.
    • Failure to submit Source Documents by this deadline will result in your application being delayed.
    • Documents may be submitted to YouthWorksDocs@mcohio.org (Note: the phrase “Source Documents” and the Intern’s last name, first name, and middle initial needs to be in the subject line of the email)
  3. Register with the OhioMeansJobs.com website. This should be done prior to the scheduled registration 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 OhioMeansJobs.com
  4. Registration includes:
    • Review required documents: birth certificate, social security card, OhioMeansJobs.com account, proof of income, and most recent report card.
    • Each youth will be given a WorkKeys assessment to measure skill level. Reasonable accommodations will be provided in the assessment process, if necessary, for individuals with disabilities.
    • All youth will complete an assessment, 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 opportunity plan is a strategy to assist the youth in obtaining their educational and professional goals, which includes:
      1. Identification of the participant’s career pathway that includes employment and educational goals
      2. Identification of services and support necessary for the participant to achieve their goals and objectives
      3. Assignment to activities based on goals and objectives
    • Parent Orientation
      1. Parents/guardians are required to attend their scheduled orientation session. The session is scheduled at the time of the student’s registration.
      2. YCS 365 staff will review the program with parents.
      3. Parents will acknowledge the Terms and Conditions Agreement.
      4. Review and sign student’s assessment and individual opportunity plan.

Placement Session

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 assessment and IOP, as well as the student’s skills, age, and location.

  • All previously mentioned documents must be completed and submitted prior to the Placement Session.
  • Interns are to bring the Work Permit Application to their scheduled Placement Session.
    The Age and Schooling Certificate must be provided prior to the first day of work.
  • Intern should have Direct Deposit Authorization.
  • A government-issued ID is necessary to receive a bus pass.
  • 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 individuals and their desired work locations.