This resource delineates the five-step process undertaken by Illinois to negotiate and finalize a successful Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with key partners when implementing the partnership provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

This resource was originally submitted by Michael Baker, as an ION Blog. Michael is the Illinois Title I lead and the governor’s point person for WIOA Plans and MOUs. He presented a WIOA Wednesday webinar on MOU development. Additionally, Michael led 2017 WIOA National Convening sessions and WIOA webinars on sector strategies, business engagement, work-based learning, and workforce innovation.