The Vision of Enhancing the One Stop Delivery System under WIOA ETA Issues Guidance
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) that lays out the vision for the one-stop delivery system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). TEGL 4-15 provides links to key technical assistance resources that can support states and local areas, as they incorporate or enhance this vision in their integrated one-stop delivery system.
Similar guidance is also being issued by the Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services.
The enhanced vision for the one-stop delivery system was developed in collaboration with those agencies, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.
The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) will soon issue additional guidance to specific programs administered by DOL, covering governance, operational, and service delivery topics related to one-stops, also called American Job Centers.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WIOA strengthens the existing one-stop center network of leveraged resources, integrated service delivery, co-enrollment among programs, and community partnering that existed under the former Workforce Investment Act (WIA). Familiarize yourself with the vision and how it can help a community in its economic growth. Explore how you can outreach customers, market your services and deliver quality service to every individual that seeks assistance.
WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, core programs with federal investment in jobs and skill development:
- one-stop employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth;
- Wagner-Peyser Act employment services administered by the U.S. Department of Labor through formula grants to states;
- adult education and literacy programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education; and
- vocational rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
WIOA also authorizes programs for specific vulnerable populations through Job Corps, YouthBuild, Indian and Native Americans, and Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker programs, as well as funds evaluation and multistate projects.
WIOA replaces the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, and retains and strengthens the one-stop delivery model. It also amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.