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VTC's Outreach Program

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) sponsors the Outreach Program in cooperation with Opportunity Inc. of Hampton Roads on behalf of the Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board (HRWDB) and the HRWDB Youth Council.

VTC’s Outreach Program assists individuals to prepare for post-secondary education and/or employment. 

Participants must meet the following requirements

1.  Be a WIOA eligible youth 16 to 24 years of age, and;
2.  Be considered Out of School, in accordance with *WIOA definition.

*Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) 

Program Overview:  VTCís Outreach Program serves young adults by providing one-on-one mentoring services focusing on education and employment preparation. Out-of-school, motivated young adults between the ages of 16-24 that reside in the cities of Southside Hampton Roads (Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach) are encouraged to apply. All youth who meet the WIOA requirements will be tested to determine academic achievement levels. Each participant will develop goals for the program and receive personal mentoring throughout program participation. Services include tutoring, assistance with obtaining a GED, collecting information about local colleges, building a resume, help with job applications, interview skills training, scholarship information, financial aid application assistance, work stipend opportunities, monetary incentives, and much more.

All services are FREE to eligible participants!

Eligibility Requirements:

(1) Between the ages of 16 and 24
(2) United States Citizen or have the Right to Work
(3) Registered for Selective Service (applicable males)
(4) Not attending any school
5) One or more of the following:

a. School dropout
b. Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
c. Homeless
d. Pregnant or parenting
e. Disabled
f. High school graduate who is also basic skills deficient*
g. Child of a currently incarcerated parent or legal guardian*
h. Has no paid work experience*
i. Unemployed for the previous six months or more*
j. Has no driverís license*

*Low-income status verification required for these items. This may be determined through verification of benefits received (SNAP, TANF, SSI) or through calculating family income.

All applicants will be TABE tested and required to verify eligibility criteria prior to program enrollment. All applicants will be evaluated for program suitability before enrollment.