WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
Technical Assistance and Stakeholder Engagement
The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with federal partners the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), collaborated to provide information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with WIOA enactment.
Two primary sites provide both the "What" and the "How" of WIOA.
DOLETA.gov/WIOA is your source for all things related to what is required under the law. You are here now - check out the links in the menu bar above to explore more on specific instructions and guidance related to WIOA enactment.
The needs of businesses and workers drive workforce solutions and local boards are accountable to communities in which they are located
One-Stop Centers (or American Job Centers) provide excellent customer service to jobseekers and employers and focus on continuous improvement The workforce system supports
The workforce system supports strong regional economies and plays an active role in community and workforce development
How: Technical Assistance
Workforce GPS is an interactive online communication and learning technical assistance (TA) platform that was designed to communicate with and build the capacity of the public workforce investment system to develop and implement innovative approaches to workforce and economic development in the 21st Century economy.
This website offers TA resources, peer-to-peer connection, and supplements other guidance provided by ETA's national and regional staff to help the public workforce system, education professionals, and business ensure successful WIOA outcomes.
Of special interest to WIOA Implementation efforts:
The Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) on WorkforceGPS is your online learning and teaching community. ION is designed to support state and local workforce development boards, system professionals, and employers, helping you find the resources you need to successfully implement the vision of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). With links to the latest technical assistance and training tools, and numerous ways to engage with your peers across the country, ION helps you stay informed and connected as you navigate towards WIOA success.
We are striving to keep our WIOA website updated with the important information you need to best implement the new law. Provide us with your feedback to help ensure this website remains the go-to for all things WIOA!
December 14, 2018
Federal Partners Announce Availability of Approved July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2020 WIOA Strategic Plans for View, Download, and Search
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), States and Territories submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State's workforce development system.
November 8, 2018
ETA Releases Revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Advance Funding Levels Available October 2018 for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker (DW) Program Allotments.
Training and Employment Guidance Letter No. 16-17, Change 1 can be found at https://wdr.doleta.gov/directives/corr_doc.cfm?docn=8075
May 4, 2018
Department of Justice Announces Funding Opportunity under the Adult Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program; Encourages Participation of Workforce Development Agencies, Leveraging with WIOA Funds.
The Department of Justice has announced a funding opportunity under the FY 2018 Adult and Reentry and Employment Strategic Planning Program and welcomes collaborative applications which include workforce development agencies.
Successful applicants will also describe how correctional, workforce development, and education funds such as the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) are leveraged to support correctional education or reentry services.
Proposals are due by June 18.
The proposal package may be found at https://www.bja.gov/funding/SCAEMP18.pdf
March 16, 2018
The Secretary of Labor's waiver authority under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a tool to promote workforce system innovation and focus on outcomes.
Please visit the WIOA Waivers webpage.