Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) which replaces the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, creates a comprehensive workforce development system. In a collaboration of multiple Federal Acts, WIOA provides a workforce development system to benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers. WIOA supports alignment of workforce investment, education and the economic development systems.
The purpose of WIOA activities is to promote an increase in the employment, job retention, earnings, and attainment of recognized post-secondary credentials by participants. This, in turn, improves the quality of the workforce and improves the productivity competitiveness of Defiance and Paulding counties.
If it is determined that you meet eligibility and suitability, training may be considered as an option for you.