In July 2014, Congress re-authorized the previous workforce legislation, creating the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). This federal job training program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. The focus of the legislation is to provide funding and resources to the nation to ensure that job seekers have the skills and training they need to find self-sufficient employment and also to assist employers in accessing a network of qualified candidates that meet their current and future job demand.
Through the Virginia Career Works Career Centers located within the Piedmont Region, the primary goal of the WIOA program is to increase employment, job retention and earnings, as well as to provide occupational skills training to allow access to industry-recognized credentials required to obtain employment in target industries.
In order to access the funding provided by the federal WIOA program, a job seeker must meet the eligibility criteria for one of the three (3) programs under the legislation. In order to find out more about the services and the eligibility criteria for the programs, follow the links below!