Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Out of school youth need a chance to engage again.










Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director, Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc.



Interested and qualified providers should apply in order to reach and influence our out of school youth that can benefit from counseling and support.  These individuals can then thrive to reach their educational /and or career potentials....but only with your support!

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS TO PROVIDE PROGRAM SERVICES
FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has designated Lehigh and Northampton Counties in Northeast Pennsylvania as the Lehigh Valley Workforce Area in accordance with provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014.  The Lehigh and Northampton County Executives are the Chief Elected Officials as defined in WIOA. Together with the Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. (LVWDB), which they appoint, they are responsible for developing a workforce system in the Lehigh Valley and for selecting youth service providers.

The LVWDB invites qualified providers, skilled in delivering services to out-of-school youth aged 17 – 24, to apply for funds under this Request for Proposals (RFP).

This RFP includes three options:

1. Navigator Option
2. Vendor Option
3. Full Service Option

The LVWDB invites qualified providers, skilled in delivering services to out-of-school youth aged 17 – 24, to apply for funds under this Request for Proposals (RFP).

The objective of the funds is to help youth who are high school dropouts and/or economically disadvantaged youth who are not in school and who have barriers, as described in WIOA, with education, training, and services that:

   Aligns with skill needs of industries in our region
   Prepares youth to be successful in secondary or postsecondary education.
   Provides counseling to support education and career goals.
   Leverages education concurrent with workforce preparation and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster.
   Organizes education, training, and other services to accelerate advancement to meet the youth’s needs.
   Enables youth to attain a HS diploma or GED and/or one (1) recognized postsecondary credential.

   Helps youth enter or advance in a specific occupation or occupational cluster.
A Proposer's Conference will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. at Lehigh Valley Workforce Development Board, Inc. 555 Union Boulevard, Allentown, PA 18109.

Proposals must be submitted no later than noon on September 23, 2016, after which date and time LVWDB will not accept additional proposals.  Any questions please contact me at ndischinat@lvwib.org

For more information on the descriptions and applications please visit the LVWDB website.
http://www.lvwib.org/

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