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Fourteen Elements

14 Elements Explained

  1. Tutoring, study skills training, instruction and evidence-based dropout prevention and recovery strategies that lead to completion of the requirements for a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent (including a recognized certificate of attendance or similar document for individuals with disabilities) or for a recognized postsecondary credential.

  2. Alternative secondary school services or dropout recovery services. This includes alternative secondary school services such as basic education skills training, individualized academic instruction, and English as a second language training. These services assist the program participant who has struggled in traditional secondary education. Dropout recovery services include credit recovery, counseling, and educational plan development. Dropout recovery services assist program participants who have dropped out of school.

  3. Planned, structured learning through paid or unpaid work experiences that have academic and occupational education as a component of the work experience, which may include the following types of work experiences:
    - Summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year;
    - Pre-apprenticeship programs designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in an apprenticeship program registered under the National Apprenticeship Act (1932);
    - Internships and job shadowing;
    - On-the-job training opportunities;

  4. Occupational skill training, which includes priority consideration for training programs that lead to recognized post-secondary credentials that align with in-demand industry sectors or occupations in the state or in the local area involved, if the local board determines that the programs meet the quality criteria described in WIOA sections 122 and 123.
    Individual training accounts (ITAs) may be established for program participants that are out-of school youth. ITAs are established on behalf of the participant to purchase a program of training services from eligible training providers listed on the workforce inventory of education and training (WIET).
    By using an individual training account (ITA), a procured provider of CCMEP services would not have to be used to provide the occupational skills training.
    If an ITA is used to fund occupational skills training, eighty-five per cent of all individual training accounts for the program year must be for training in an occupation that is on the state in-demand occupation list. Upon request from a lead agency, ODJFS may waive the limitation on funding.

  5. Education offered concurrently with workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation. This includes programs that provide workforce preparation activities, basic academic skills, and hands-on occupational skills training being taught within the same time frame and connected to training in a specific occupation, occupational cluster, or career pathway.

  6. Leadership development opportunities, including community service and peer-centered activities encouraging responsibility and other positive social and civic behaviors.

  7. Supportive services to enable a youth to participate in CCMEP. In accordance with rule 5101:1-3-13 of the Administrative Code, the failure to provide supportive services necessarily related to participation in an assigned CCMEP activity is good cause for failing to participate in the activity for OWF work-eligible individuals.

  8. Adult mentoring for a duration of at least twelve months that may occur both during and after participation in CCMEP.

  9. Follow-up services for not less than twelve months after the completion of participation in CCMEP as described in paragraph (D) of rule 5101:14-1-06 of the Administrative Code. Follow-up services may vary dependent on each program participant's needs and the IOP in effect upon exit, and are intended to provide the necessary support to ensure the program participant's post-program success, including but not limited to:
    Supportive services;
    Regular contact with program participants and their employers, including assistance addressing work-related problems;
    Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services.
    Financial literacy education;
    Adult mentoring; and
    Activities that help the program participant prepare for and transition to post-secondary education.

  10. Comprehensive guidance and counseling, which may include drug and alcohol abuse counseling, as well as referrals to counseling, as appropriate to the needs of the individual youth;

  11. Financial literacy education. This includes a program activity provided to gain an understanding of basic financial information which is necessary to become self-sufficient, and includes but is not limited to the following:
    Supporting the ability of CCMEP participants to create household budgets, initiate saving plans, and make informed financial decisions about education, retirement, home ownership, wealth building, or other savings goals;
    Supporting the ability to manage spending, credit, and debt, including credit card debt, effectively;
    Increasing awareness of the availability and significance of credit reports and credit scores in obtaining credit, including determining their accuracy;
    Supporting the ability to understand, evaluate, and compare financial products, services, and opportunities; and
    Supporting activities that address the particular financial literacy needs of non-English speakers.

  12. Entrepreneurial skills training;

  13. Services that provide labor market and employment information about in-demand industry sectors or occupations available in the local area, such as career awareness, career counseling, and career exploration services; and

  14. Post-secondary preparation and transition activities.

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