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The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), has worked to prepare everyone for the implementation of WIOA. The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page is updated to reflect newly developed materials, including responses to frequently asked questions.

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education issued five rules implementing WIOA. 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.

Additional information on the final rules is available here.

Innovation and Opportunity Network on WorkforceGPS (ION) also features technical assistance on strategies fundamental to WIOA implementation, such as customer-centered design, strategic boards, career pathways and sector strategies; it will also host technical assistance specific to the regulations as it is available. Use ION to find peer learning groups and calls, fact sheets, and details on training events; visit the ION Community of Practice at: https://ion.workforcegps.org/.

WIOA Partner Resource Pages

Department of Education
Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE): http://www.ed.gov/AEFLA
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative (OSERS) - Rehabilitation Services Administration: https://rsa.ed.gov/wioa.cfm

Department of Health and Human Services
Peer TA website: https://peerta.acf.hhs.gov/ofa-initiative/426

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WIOA'S THREE HALLMARKS OF EXCELLENCE

  • 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 strong regional economies and plays an active role in community and workforce development

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