NextGen Youth Program
The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board's NextGen Youth Program provides training and employment services to youth ages 16-24 in Caswell, Davie, Forsyth, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin Counties. NextGen serves youth who require additional assistance to enter or complete an education program or to secure or hold employment. Both in-school youth (ISY) and out-of-school youth (OSY) who have a documented barrier may be eligible to receive services.
Federally defined barriers include:
- deficient in basic literacy skills
- school dropout
- foster children
- pregnant or parenting youth
- youth with criminal background
- individual with a disability
- English language learner
About NextGen Services
The primary goal of the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board's NextGen Youth Programis to provide a structure and sense of accomplishment in the lives of youth served. The program is comprised of two main components: education and employment. Completion of a secondary educational program is the first and foremost goal. Staff members also provide post secondary education counseling and career preparation guidance.
The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board convenes a Youth Committee - a group of business and community members from each county who share common interests in seeing youth succeed - who direct the youth programs that the Board provides. The Youth Committee provides a unique opportunity for the local community to create, through a common vision, a system of activities and services that will enable youth to be successful in education, accomplished in the workplace and to become leaders in the community. The input of youth is also a vital component in the development of a system that most directly affects them.
The Youth Committee
- Conducts oversight with respect to eligible providers of youth services in the local area;
- Brings together a diverse set of stakeholders, resources and partners who can address the needs of young people more effectively;
- Expands the capacity of Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board in meeting required functions.
For more information about the Youth Committee, contact:
The Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Program is an equal opportunity employer/program and auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.