Butler County Youth Services (BCYS) is an Easter Seals TriState program that provides targeted, holistic services to program participants. This is accomplished through intentional actions and in partnership with Talbert House and partner organizations at OhioMeansJobs | Butler County. BCYS is authorized and funded through The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and made available by a series of grants beginning with the US Dept. of Labor and through our partnership with Butler County Dept. of Job & Family Services.
BCYS services are available to eligible residents of Butler County who are between the ages of 16-21. Our focus and services are related to Education, Training, and Employment.
Youth must meet certain eligibility requirements and face one or more specific barriers to successfully completing their education or obtaining training / gainful employment. BCYS staff work throughout Butler County and have office at OhioMeansJobs | Butler County at 4631 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.
More information and resources are available and will be posted to this site, in the near future. In the meantime, please email ButlerYouth@eastersealstristate.org for more information!
What is WIOA?
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system.
Every year the key programs that form the pillars of WIOA help tens of millions of job seekers and workers to connect to good jobs and acquire the skills and credentials needed to obtain them. The enactment of WIOA provides opportunity for reforms to ensure the American Job Center system is job-driven—responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs that are available now and in the future.
WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In general, the Act takes effect on July 1, 2015, the first full program year after enactment, unless otherwise noted. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) will issue further guidance on the timeframes for implementation of these changes and proposed regulations reflecting the changes in WIOA soon after enactment.