What is WIOA?
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) assists
job seekers and workers access to employment, education, training, and support
services to succeed in the labor market.
It also matches employers with skilled workers they need to compete in
today’s global economy. WIOA promotes
the use of career pathways and sector partnerships to increase employment in
in-demand industries and occupations.
WIOA increases individuals with disabilities’ access to high quality
workforce services to prepare them for competitive integrated employment.
To operate, in conjunction with other One-Stop Workforce System partners, a customer-driven workforce development system that maximizes return on investment while focusing on customer satisfaction.
Adult and Dislocated Worker Program
The WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker Program are designed to
help those who are unemployed or underemployed. Case Managers enroll new
participants throughout the year at the Middlesex County Career One Stop
Centers. WIOA services include:
- Assistance with finding job openings
- Help with Contacting Employers
- Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and job applications.
- Interview coaching
- Job Search and Job Retention workshops
- Career Assessments and Exploration
- Occupational Training
- Follow-Up Services
Year Round Out of School Youth Program (Ages 16-24)
The WIOA youth Program for youth ages 16-24 is operated year round. Program services include:
- High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation (formerly GED)
- Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
Secondary School Offerings
- Occupational Skills Training
- Career Assessment and Exploration
- Leadership Development
- Follow Up Services
All job seekers are eligible for Core services under WIOA.Those wishing to pursue Intensive and Training services must follow the application procedures and meet certain guidelines.