Workforce InNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY Act
January 24, 2017
The “Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act” or “WIOA” (which
supersedes WIA),provides federal funds to states to help job seekers, workers and businesses with
career services, job training and education (as of July 1, 2015).
Career services include
| unemployment | job search assistance| job market information | job readiness|
career planning and counseling|programs for non-English speakers| individual employment plan | financial aid information |
supportive services | financial literacy | outreach, intake, orientation |labor exchange services | performance, cost
information | initial and comprehensive assessment | short term prevocational services | internships | work preparation
and experience | out of area job search | eligibility | referrals | career services | follow up services
can get job search, training,
and support to succeed in the
job market and increase wages.
How to get help:
American Job Center say that you are interested in WIOA.
Find WIOA funded and approved training
WIOA funds are limited. Even if you are eligible, training funds are not guaranteed.
New funds may be issued each year.
Congress passed WIOA by a wide bipartisan majority and President Obama signed
in July 2014.legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years.WIOA is administered by a
Workforce Development Board (WDB) in each of five regions in Connecticut. The program varies depending on a person lives. The
Connecticut Department of Labor oversees WIOA and hosts a statewide advisory board which
is charged with ensuring that Connecticut has the talent to support economic growth through the
Office of Workforce Competitiveness
Program goals are to improve the quality of the workforce, increase economic
self-sufficiency, meet the skill needs of employers, and enhance
productivity and competiveness.
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
State of Connecticut