Q&A for Out-of-School Youth RFP

April 5, 2017


West Central Job Partnership, Inc. (WCJP) announces the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to interested agencies to provide innovative workforce development services to youth ages 16 to 24 in Lawrence and Mercer Counties as prescribed in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Bidders’ proposals must demonstrate an understanding of the target youth population and barriers that prevent them from preparing for and entering higher education or self-sustaining employment.  Proposals must describe the services and activities to be provided and must include: career readiness preparation

There are two distinct program components to be operated that all potential bidders need to include in their proposals:  1. Literacy/Numeracy – instruction to increase individuals reading and/or math levels to meet levels needed to apply for Individual Training Accounts (ITAs).  This component also includes General Educational Diploma (GED) instruction that will result in individuals who reach a proficiency level to be able to pass the GED test.  2. Work Readiness Skills – this component includes activities and/or curriculum that prepare individuals to acquire or enhance the knowledge and skills needed to obtain and retain employment.  This component includes facilitation of the Worldwide Interactive Network® (WIN®) curriculum to individuals to reach a proficiency level needed to be successful on the WorkKeys® assessment.

Complete RFP is available here:  OSY Request For Proposal

Appendices for RFP are available here: OSY Appendices

If you encounter any problems, please contact Debra Donahue, Program Director at ddonahue@wcjp.orgDeadline for bidders to submit proposals to WCJP is no later than 12:00 p.m. EST on April 21, 2017


West Central Job Partnership, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all programs administered or operated by WCJP are equal opportunity programs.  Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to individuals with disabilities, and interpretation services are available, at no charge, for individuals who lack proficiency in English language skills.