Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Adult, Dislocated Worker, and Youth Programs


About the workforce innovation and opportunity act (wioa)

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in 15 years.

WIOA Adult program

The WIOA Adult Program is for individuals 18 years of age and older that are U.S. Citizens (or non-citizens authorized to work in the U.S.) and have registered with the Selective Service system (for males only). The program places priority on individuals that are veterans, receiving public assistance/low-income, and/or are basic-skills deficient.

wioa dislocated worker program

The WIOA Dislocated Worker Program is for individuals that have received a layoff notice from a job or receives unemployment benefits as a result of being laid off and is unlikely to return to a previous occupation.

wioa youth program

The WIOA Youth Program provides services to disconnected youth, ages 14-24, who face significant barriers to employment. The program prepares youth for success in employment, improving educational achievement, providing intensive support services, and developing the individual as citizens and leaders in their communities.

For more information about these programs, please call Southwest Virginia Works at 276-883-5500.

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