SAVANNAH, GA (August 31, 2015): Open enrollment will begin in September for the Savannah Impact Program’s next Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) initiative, focused on educational and career achievement for youth.

The next WIOA open enrollment period will run from Sept. 14-18.  WIOA seeks to assist eligible 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. Since 2008, SIP’s WIOA programs have 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, GA who are not currently enrolled in school. They must come from low income households and possess an employment barrier, as defined by the DOL.

WIOA open enrollment periods for the remainder of the year include Oct. 12-16, Nov. 9-13 and Dec. 7-11.

Click here for additional information on WIOA eligibility.

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 Georgia Department of Corrections, Board of Pardons and Parole, Chatham County Juvenile Court and the Department of Juvenile Justice.

SIP is located at 1700 Drayton Street.  For more information, call SIP at (912) 651-4350.