WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT (WIOA)

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WIA

WIOA is the Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014, and offers workforce activities and services to employers, job seekers, laid off or incumbent workers, youth, veterans, displaced homemakers, self-employed individuals, and persons with significant barriers to employment. The purpose of WIOA activities is to increase job retention, earnings, occupational skills, reduce welfare dependency and improve the quality of the workforce.

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Free services offered to individuals that meet certain eligibility guidelines may included:

  • Funds for education/training (books, tuition, lab fees, testing and equipment)
  • Individual career guidance and counseling
  • Labor market information
  • Relocation assistance
  • Skill upgrades
Is an appointment needed?

No. Orientation is held Monday-Thursday at 9:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m.

What are the hours of operation?

Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.    

Is a face to face interview required?

Yes, it is a requirement.

What do I need to bring to my orientation?

Proof of identification.

How long does it take for an application to be processed?

Dependent on individual's circumstances.

Is there a time limit on how long I can receive services?

Up to two years.

Who do I contact if I have a question or concern?

Unit Aide at 937-225-5531, Garth McLean at 937-225-4077.

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