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Youth Services

Youth in a groupThe Young Adult Employment Program is a vital link between classroom learning and actual on-the-job experience that matches young people's skills and interests with employment opportunities. To assist young adults with efficient up-to-date job search strategies, a Young Adult Employment Specialist can provide: Resume Guidance, Interviewing Skills, Job Readiness Assessments, Job Applications and Search Assistance. Young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are eligible to participate in the Young Adult Employment Program. Economic circumstances are not a consideration for program restraints. For more information, please contact the Young Adult Employment Program Hotline (970) 400-6715.

How can the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth Programs help me?

Mentor and apprentice

The WIOA Youth Programs may help you in many different ways based upon individual needs. The goal of this program is to assist you in successfully completing high school or a GED program, as well as acquiring skills to obtain employment.

To help you reach these goals, WIOA may help you with the following services: 

  • Comprehensive Guidance/Counseling
  • Occupational Skills Training
  • Alternative School/GED
  • Employment/ Work Based Learning 
  • Study Skills Training
  • Dropout Prevention
  • Follow-up Services
  • Job Shadowing
  • Adult Mentoring
  • Leadership
  • Tutoring
  • Financial Literacy
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Supportive Services

Am I eligible for the WIOA Youth Programs?

Group of teenagers

To be eligible for the WIOA Youth Programs and currently enrolled in school,  you need to be between the ages of 16 and 21. If you are out of school, you need to be between the ages of 16 and 24. 

Applicants may also need to meet at least one of the following categories: 

  • Deficient in Basic Literacy Skills
  • School Dropout
  • Offender
  • Homeless/Runaway/Foster Child
  • Pregnant or Parenting Youth
  • Individual with a Disability
  • Low Income

How do I apply?

For more information or to schedule an appointment

please call (970) 400-6762.

Please bring the following documents to your appointment so we can better serve you:

  • Income Verification
  • Photo ID
  • Social Security Card

Contact Information

Employment Services of Weld County

Street Address:
315 N. 11th Ave.
Building B
Greeley, CO 80631

​Mailing Address:
PO Box A
Greeley, CO 80632

Phone: (970) 353-3800
Telecom Relay Service (TRS): Dial 7-1-1
Fax: (970) 346-7981


Young Adult Employment Program Hotline

Phone: (970) 400-6715


Karina Amaya
Special Programs Manager - Youth

Email: kamaya@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6763


Greg Cordova
Youth Case Manager

Email: gcordova@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6762


Leslie Galindo
Youth Case Manager

Email: lgalindo@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6764


Rich Madrid
Youth Case Manager

Email: madridrl@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6761


Nereyda Torres
Youth Case Manager

Email: ntorres@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6739


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