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About the Employment and Training Administration's (ETA's) Youth Services

ETA's Division of Youth Services is primarily responsible for coordinating all youth-related workforce activities, providing leadership, policy direction, program administration, technical assistance and guidance, and support activities for youth programs authorized under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. Click here for a description of Youth Programs under WIA.


ETA's Division of Youth Services carries out the following functions for workforce investment:

  • Promotes the alignment of federal, state and local resources for youth services to ensure that available youth funds are effectively coordinated into a comprehensive delivery system for youth employment and training services;
  • Provides funding for comprehensive youth development services so youth, particularly those most disadvantaged, have the academic, technical, and work-readiness skills they need to successfully transition to adulthood, careers and post-secondary education and training;
  • Provides leadership and direction of the comprehensive system of ETA-funded youth employment and training services which includes the state and local government formula and discretionary grant programs administered by workforce investment boards; and
  • Delivers efficient, effective, and customer-focused technical assistance services to build the capacity of partners and stakeholders to deliver quality services to all youth, particularly those most disadvantaged.

Division Contact Information

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Adminstration
Office of Workforce Investment - Division of Youth Services
200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Room N-4508
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: (202) 693-3030
Facsimile: (202) 693-3861