Youth & Young Adult Program – Connect 2 Careers

WIOA Title I

Connect 2 Careers (C2C)

WIOA Title I Connect 2 Careers (C2C) provides youth and young adults with the support and skills needed for success in school and work. The program matches participants with a career planner who assists them as they map out a career pathway.

Connect 2 Careers serves young adults, ages 14–24, who are experiencing life challenges which may include: financial issues, foster care placement, prior court involvement, pregnancy or parenting, disengaged from secondary school, mental or physical health challenges, reading and math skills below grade level, unemployment or underemployment, or other barriers to success.

Career plans are catered to each individual’s unique skills, interests, education level, and goals for the future. Participants are encouraged to explore local careers in high-demand fields, such as healthcare, construction, trades, transportation, manufacturing, and financial services.



Title I Enrollment Eligibility and Requirements

Work Requirements

Be a United States citizen or non-citizen authorized to work in the U.S.

Service Requirements

Meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (for males 18 years and older).

Age Requirements

Be 14-24 years old at enrollment.

WIOA Requirements

Be found eligible under WIOA guidelines to be considered an In-School Youth (ISY) or Out-of-School Youth (OSY).


Unlock Your Potential

Develop Skills

Create resumes, obtain and maintain employment, study skills training, instruction, and dropout prevention.


Paid and unpaid work experience, job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships, and labor market information.


Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services, and comprehensive guidance and counseling.

Higher Education or Vocations

Exploration of college, training opportunities, and entrepreneurial skills education.


Financial literacy education, budgeting, and financial support services as funds allow.


One-on-one monthly career planning, accountability, goal setting, and one year of follow-up service upon program completion.


Together We Serve — Amplifying Impact Through Partnership

Title I programs are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 and are governed by the local workforce development board, serving residents of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren counties. To learn more about the local board for Central Iowa, visit Central Iowa Workforce Development Board.


As a service organization that works with children and other vulnerable individuals, trust is an essential part of what we do at CFI. Our partnerships and accreditations confirm our commitment to high standards and program excellence.


Get in Touch — We Can Help

If you have questions about CFI’s Title 1 Connect 2 Career services, please reach out! Someone from our team will respond as soon as possible. Thank you!