The WIOA Quick Start Action Planners (QSAPs) are interactive, self-paced assessment tools designed to help leaders at all levels of the public workforce system plan for this transformation and prepare for implementation of WIOA.  The QSAPs will help you identify areas of strength and focused areas for improvement in your workforce system, and connect you to targeted resources that can help you to prepare and plan effectively.

How do the QSAPs work?

Select a QSAP to Get Started.  Then, respond to a series of statements that assess where you believe your workforce system currently stands on each indicator.  You will receive a report of the results with links to targeted resources.

How can a QSAP be used for best results?

A QSAP can be used in many ways to prepare for WIOA implementation:

  • Individual Results and Team Discussion:  Individuals take the QSAP and then share their results in a group setting – team discussion helps to align around current conditions and areas for action.
  • Facilitated Group Discussion:  A facilitator leads your team through the QSAPs as part of a strategic planning session to collectively identify priorities for change.
  • Benchmarking Progress:  You can save the QSAP results as a benchmark – take it again in 6 months or a year to assess your progress.
  • Create a WIOA Action Plan:  You can use the Action Plan template, a fillable PDF form, to develop a plan to implement WIOA.  You can also use the Action Plan template (Microsoft Word) to further customize your planning document.

Who should use the QSAPs?

The QSAP is designed for leaders in the public workforce system at the state and local levels.  Completing the QSAP, and holding a team discussion on the results, will help states and local areas develop a common understanding about their readiness to implement WIOA.  With those results, they can jointly develop a plan to address opportunities for action.

New QSAP on Eligible Training Provider Requirements

The Eligible Training Provider (ETP) Quick Start Action Planner (QSAP) is now live!  The Eligible Training Provider QSAP is the latest in a series of QSAPs covering important topics in relation to WIOA.  WIOA emphasizes informed consumer choice, job-driven training, provider performance, and continuous improvement – and these themes are the foundation of WIOA’s approach to eligible training providers.  This QSAP will help you understand and meet the ETP requirements in WIOA, and develop effective procedures at the state and local level.  The results from the QSAP will show your areas of strength, as well as target areas for improvement, which you can use to engage partners and stakeholders in ongoing dialogues on planning and next steps.