Youth Services - Ages 16-24
Services We Offer:
Preparing our emerging workforce for skilled employment is very important to us at OhioMeansJobs-Wood County. FREE services are designed to support the youth’s goals, including:
- Obtaining a high school diploma
- Training and leadership opportunities
- Job placement
- Work experience
- How to survive on your own
- Supportive services such as child care and transportation
These are just some of the ways we can help, please feel free to contact either of our Youth program providers at: Wood County Educational Service Center- (419) 490-6812 Judy Steiner
Join our Pre-apprenticeship Program!
What does that mean? Simply a program that teaches basic technical and job readiness skills in preparation to enter a Registered Apprenticeship program. Our pre-apprenticeship program will provide classroom training and hands-on labs related to an apprenticeship occupation. It also includes a paid work experience! For more information contact Mary DeWitt at 419-373-6970.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The purpose of the law is to:
• Increase opportunities for individuals, particularly those with barriers to employment
• Support alignment of workforce investment, education, and economic development systems
• Provide workers with the skills and credentials to secure and advance employment
• Promote improvement in the structure and delivery of services
• Increase the prosperity of workers and employers
• Increase the employment retention and earnings of participants and the attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials.
Fill out the application to get started and send it to Judy Steiner at email@example.com.
YEP serves youth by assisting them in developing crucial life skills needed to be successful. We assist youth with setting and achieving educational, employment, and career goals. A wide variety of services are available including credit recovery, individual training and counseling, employment and career workshops, and opportunities for real-life employment experiences with local employers in the community.
Meet Our Team
Judy Steiner, Program Coordinator
Katie Throckmorton, Empowerment Project Case Manager
419-354-9010, ext. 303
Katie graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She also holds a minor in Sociology. She most recently worked for the Lucas County Health Department. She also has experience working with children and families through the Wood County Educational Service Center, as well as creating youth surveys and informational brochures. Katie’s interests include digital design and media. She is looking forward to helping youth and young adults achieve their goals.
Michelle VonLehmden, Specialist
Michelle has worked for the OhioMeansJobs Youth program since August of 2018. She primarily focuses on the intake process as well as following up with participants once they have exited the program. Prior to joining the YEP team, Michelle has worked in different areas of prevention for over 15 years.