WIOA Youth Program (Future Link)

This program serves ages 16-24

FutureLink empowers youth and young adults through career success, education, training and support services to disconnected young adults facing educational and economic barriers and equipping participants with pathways to success that lead to long-term employment in high demand occupations.

The following are examples of just some of the services the program provides:

  • Job Search Assistance, Soft Skills Training, Workshops
  • Resume Preparation & Interviewing Assistance
  • Paid Work Experience Programs, and more

FutureLink serves customers in the age range of 16-24 throughout the seven counties of Barry, Barton, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton, and is staffed during regular business hours at the Missouri Job Center locations at Joplin and Monett. Special after-hours services are available by appointment.

Basic career services are available to all. Some services do require eligibility. Those with one of more of the following barriers are typically eligible for FutureLink's individualized or training level services: foster care, pregnant or nursing, homeless, offender/ex-offender, disability, dropout, English language learner, and/or basic skills deficient.

For more information or to request a FutureLink career counselor, contact:

Kathi Cochran, Program Coordinator (417)434-6338 email: kcochran@wibswmo.com

Complete our Pre-Application form here