SIP WIOA 2015SAVANNAH, GA (May 9, 2016): Savannah Impact Program’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) initiative has open enrollment now through June 30. To date, SIP has enrolled 35 youths, with a goal of at least 85.

The program focuses on educational and workforce development for youth and seeks to assist eligible out of school youth, ages 16-24, in achieving academic and employment success through effective and comprehensive activities geared toward workforce development, adult education, GED completion, community outreach, supportive services, etc.   Applicants may also be eligible for paid work experience.

SIP’s WIOA program is year round grant-funded program currently enrolling out of school youth only.  It is not to be confused with the Savannah Pre- Apprentice Program which is geared towards youth ages 14-17 years old.  “Out of school” means an individual who is not attending any school, a school drop-out, or attending any Adult Education Program.

Since 2008, SIP’s WIOA program has been funded by the US Department of Labor (DOL) through Coastal Workforce Services.

Eligible candidates must be United States citizens and residents of Chatham County, Georgia who are not currently enrolled in school. They must come from low income households and possess an employment barrier, as defined by the DOL.

SIP is a specialized unit within the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department, primarily focusing on high risk and at risk youth and adults. The SIP collaborative is comprised of sworn and civilian police personnel as well as numerous community supervision agencies to include the Department of Community Supervision, Chatham County Juvenile Court and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

SIP is located at 1700 Drayton Street.  Potential applicants who need more information can call SIP at (912) 651-4350 to speak with a Youth Specialist.  More information can also be found at www.wioasip.com.