The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA), presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform and improve the public workforce system.
Partners work together to meet community workforce needs, promote stronger alignment of workforce, education, vocational rehabilitation, and other human services systems in order to improve the structure and delivery of services to individuals, including adults and youth with disabilities and others who face barriers to employment. This resource page provides you with links to partner WIOA web pages, workforce system resources, and contact information for state and local one-stop network partners.
U.S. Department of Education
WIOA expands the purpose of adult education to emphasize that activities should increase an individual’s ability to transition to postsecondary education and obtain employment.
WIOA makes significant improvements for individuals with disabilities, especially youth with disabilities as they transition from education or training to employment, by ensuring that these individuals have opportunities to acquire the skills they need to maximize their potential and enter competitive integrated employment.
- Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
- Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services: Rehabilitation Services Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
WIOA implementation provides an important opportunity to strengthen the participation of human services programs in workforce development efforts.
- Community Services Block Grant
- Administration for Community Living
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Partnering to Help Connect Low-Income Able-bodied Adults to the Public Workforce System
National Association of Workforce Boards
Please access these links and resources to learn more about WIOA, partner contributions in the one-stop network, and the services available to you and local stakeholders in your region.