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Got WIOA? ION does.

The vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is to increase access and opportunities to employment, education, training, support services to employment. The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) supports state and local workforce development boards, system professionals, and employers, by helping you find the resources you need to successfully implement that vision. ION is your starting point to stay informed on the latest technical assistance tools and resources for WIOA implementation— here you will find links to guidance documents, promising practices, training tools, and other technical assistance resources developed by the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as other Federal agency partners.

ION also includes 11 featured Focus Areas that contain key resources and critical information and also offers a broad look at how WIOA is transforming the public workforce system:

  • All About WIOA    
  • Financial Grants Management
  • One-Stops and American Job Centers
  • Performance Accountability
  • Services to Adult Job Seekers and Workers
  • Services to Businesses and Employers
  • Services to Youth
  • State and Local Governance
  • System Alignment
  • Target Populations and National Programs
  • Wagner-Peyser Employment Services and Unemployment Insurance

ION provides numerous ways to connect to and engage with your peers across the country, as well as a tool to help you assess your progress on implementation.

To join this dynamic community and ensure that you have the most up to date information for implementing effective strategies in your WIOA programming, register for a free WorkforceGPS account at https://www.workforcegps.org/register and check the box to receive weekly updates from ION.