Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Established to assist adults and dislocated workers in retraining and obtaining employment, WIOA offers a mix of employment, training, and job placement services. Participants may access Individual Training Accounts to assist with tuition, fees, books, supplies, and accident insurance. On-the-Job Training contracts may be available for suitable candidates. The cornerstone of this system, the NCWorks Career Center, can help with the following:

  • Information about employment opportunities
  • Career options

  • Student financial aid

  • Supportive services

  • Employment trends

  • How to: job search, write a resume, interview with employer

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NCWorks Career Center

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act provides the framework for a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet both the needs of the nation’s business and the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers.

Title I of the legislation is based on the following elements:

  • Training and employment programs must be designed and managed at the local level where the needs of businesses and individuals are best understood.
  • Customers must be able to conveniently access the employment, education, training, and information services they need at a single location in their neighborhoods.
  • Customers should have choices in deciding the training program that best fits their needs and the organizations that will provide that service. They should have control over their own career development.
  • Customers have a right to information about how well training providers succeed in preparing people for jobs. The training providers will provide information on their success rates.
  • Businesses will provide information, leadership, and play an active role in ensuring that the system prepares people for current and future jobs.
In order to receive WIOA services through the Adult or Dislocated Worker programs, participants must have their Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) – Silver, Gold, or Platinum. If you do not have at least a CRC-Silver certificate, please contact Tiffany Coward, Career Readiness Specialist, at 252-527-6223, ext. 715 or to find out how to register for the CRC test or how to practice before taking the CRC test.

For more information:
Samara Sutton Taft
Director of WIOA Title I Programs/NCWorks Career Center Manager

Bullock (Bldg 001), Room 120
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 111
Fax: (252) 527-2109