Youth (WIOA) Southwestern Region
Need a job? Through the New Mexico Workforce Connection, YDI operates the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program (WIOA) in the Southwestern region of New Mexico; Carton, Grant, Socorro, Dona Ana, Sierra, Luna, and Hidalgo
YDI staff are located in each county in the workforce office operated by the Workforce Connection. YDI is co-located with other WIOA providers including the Department of Workforce Solutions, Job Corps, ABE, TANF, and many more.
WIOA youth program operates year-round providing services to in-school youth and out-of-school youth ages 14-24 to help them get a job in New Mexico. Each One-Stop is designed around the 14 WIOA elements for youth. Some of these include alternative education, drop-out prevention, leadership, summer employment, guidance and counseling, work experience, supportive services, adult mentoring, occupational skills training, and follow-up. Programming at each site also incorporates current economic and employment trends specific to each county’s area.
In addition to operating the WIOA elements, YDI also leverages its existing agency programs and program services to ensure that other essential wrap-around services for youth are also accessible to clients throughout the seven-county area as needed.