WIA Youth Program (Workforce Investment Act)


This comprehensive youth program provides opportunities for low-income youth ages 14 to 21 in Iredell and Lincoln counties to become proficient in school, in their community, and at work. The Youth program offers the following services to eligible youth:

  • GED services
  • Tutoring and study skills training 
  • Mentoring
  • Supportive services
  • Work experience/job training
  • Leadership development

Recruitment emphasis is currently placed on eligible school dropouts. Youth who are serious about re-focusing their lives and demonstrate a willingness to comply with program rules are sought. Youth are provided training and development in a variety of areas that will give them a foundation on which to rebuild their lives. Short-term employment opportunities also exist for those youth who meet program participation requirements. Participation is contingent upon space availability and enrollment.

Interested in being a job site?

We have opportunities that may be able to place a youth at your place of business at no or minimal cost to you. Please call (704) 872-8141 in Iredell County or (704) 735-8035 in Lincoln County for more information.


Staff Contacts

Shelton Moore - Family Support Services Director - shelton.moore@icare-inc.org

Selena Feimster - Iredell County Youth Development Specialist - selena.feimster@icare-inc.org

Lynn Smith - Lincoln County Youth Development Specialist - lynn.smith@icare-inc.org

Jean Harrison - Validation Specialist/Business Liaison - beverly.harrison@icare-inc.org

To download an application for WIA Youth Program assistance, please click the on the Customer Service/Program Application link.


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