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
Student financial aid
How to: job search, write a resume, interview with employer
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.